Global Trends in Language Learning in the 21st Century
Please join me for a discussion of what's hot and what's not in 21st Century Language Learning:
Thursday, July 27, 2010
Login start: 09:45 Mountain Time
Webinar: 10:00 â€“ 11:00 Mountain Time
In this webinar weâ€™ll talk about the findings of the study, â€śGlobal Trends in Language Learning in the Twenty-First Centuryâ€ť, which I completed in June. The research showed that, among other things, that public speaking and presentation skills, even for second language students, are enjoying new levels of prestige in the Obama era. â€śFor the first time in decades, there is a U.S. President who is wooing young people with his power to communicate verbally. This is having an impact not only in the United States, but across the globe. Second language speech contests, debates, poetry readings, and story telling are particularly trendy,â€ť the report reveals.
This is just one of a number of new trends in language learning youâ€™ll want to hear about. The webinar will include a 20 minute presentation and 35 minutes for discussion.
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