How well does one need to be able to speak a language to use that language effectively and appropriately in the workplace? What language tasks does that individual need to accomplish successfully? How accurate must one’s language be to be acceptable in the work context? The simple answer – it depends upon the job.
In a global workplace, employers can no longer depend on the self-reporting of language skills when determining if a potential hire has sufficient communication skills in the language for success in the workplace. Continue reading
Subject matter expert Dr. Elvira Swender is a specialist in proficiency-based language assessment and research and their implications for instruction and learning. She is currently a Senior Adviser to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).