Mango Languages is sponsoring a free webinar on language acquisition. On April 15, 2014, language acquisition expert John De Mado will conduct the webinar on how the human mind creates and acquires language. Drawing on research that demonstrates second language acquisition is related to literacy in the native tongue, the webinar will discuss the academic, economic and political benefits of multilingualism.
Hosted in partnership with the Association of College and Resource Librarians (ACRL) and Choice, the webinar will also discuss how librarians can facilitate the language acquisition process.
Studies have shown that many companies take language skills into account when recruiting, with a third of companies recruiting people specifically for their language skills. Multilingual employees earn up to 20 percent more than their monolingual counterparts in certain jobs, while students who study foreign languages for four or more years outperform their classmates.
“Guided by our core purpose to enrich lives with language and culture, Mango is excited to partner with thought leaders, like John De Mado, who passionately believe in the importance of multilingualism,” says Katie Klossner, academic segment manager at Mango Languages. “Academic libraries should be the central hub of campus-wide language learning.”
WHO: Academic librarians, foreign language and international studies faculty, staff who work closely with language labs, ESL/ELL programs and study abroad programs, and individuals with an interest in language acquisition
WHAT: Language acquisition expert John De Mado will explore how academic librarians can facilitate language acquisition and literacy to encourage the global success of students, faculty and alumni
WHEN: Tuesday, April 15 from 2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. EST
WHERE: Free registration is available online
Founded in 2007, Mango Languages is a provider of language-learning resources in North American libraries. Mango Languages offer curricula and authentic content for over 60 foreign languages and 17 ESL/ELL courses, focusing on conversational immersion and video-based interactive film learning.
Source: Mango Languages, mangolanguages.com/academic