Optional Employee Development is not Sufficient for Rising Leaders in a Global Workforce

Are employees taking advantage of optional e-learning? It is a good start to offer e-learning to your employees, but is it enough? Do you know how many of your employees actually take advantage of the e-learning that is offered by your company? New York Times best selling author and keynote speaker on employee engagement, Kevin…

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The Last Thing A Global Employee Should Worry About

Employees are the ambassadors of your company Global employees have important responsibilities. They are often seen as ambassadors for their companies abroad, and they are tasked with closing deals with foreign companies. The pressure of meeting with foreign counterparts to execute a deal, all while dealing with an unfamiliar culture, language, and set of customs…

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The Importance of Learning Language with a Tutor in Virtual Reality

Why is the language tutor important? The tutor facilitates immersion and lowers the affective filter In our last blog post we shared about the effectiveness of language immersion, but we didn’t discuss the important role of the tutor. The tutor is absolutely integral to facilitating immersion for the student. As we discussed previously, students need…

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Virtual Reality and the Affective Filter

What is the affective filter? One of the most important hypothesis for the effectiveness of language learning through immersion is the Affective Filter Hypothesis. This hypothesis states that certain affective variables directly correspond to achievement in acquiring a second language. In other words, the attitude and motivation of a student relate directly to their acquisition…

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