Why Corporate Language Training Should Be Done Differently?
Language is a different kind of skill
What sets language apart from other skills? Certainly you learn a language in the same way you learn to play the guitar. Actually, there is evidence that language is a unique human skill in the sense that it is not learned the same way as many other skills. It turns out there are distinct regions in the brain that deal with language. These regions work together to determine the meaning and context of language. Unlike memorizing multiplication tables for instance, the words of a language are not just facts that need to be memorized. There are two components – meaning and context.
Language is a medium for acquiring other knowledge, just as a book is a medium for literature. Of course, learning printing and bookbinding is very different from learning fiction writing. So what is the best way to pick up these two dimensions of language? It wouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that the best way to learn a language is to learn the two parts of language at the same time. In other words, the best way to learn a language is to learn meaning within context.
How can professionals learn meaning within context?
It isn’t exactly feasible for businesspeople to take months away from their work to immerse themselves in the context in which a foreign language is spoken. So what is the next best way to get the context that is crucial for being successful in learning a foreign language? Immerse allows professionals to make tangible progress in business English and communication skills from anywhere in the world. Using realistic, 3D virtual reality environments, Immerse allows professionals to learn the meaning of language within an immersive context.
Furthermore, Immerse allows global employees to tailor every aspect of the experience to suit their needs. The language, the VR environment, the subject matter, these are all things that trainers and businesses can work together to perfect. This makes Immerse an extremely flexible tool for business employees to learn a language.
Real, natural conversation with an experienced trainer also allows employees to become familiar using a foreign language in situations that they are actually likely to encounter in real life. Learning a foreign language is partially learning the meaning of words and grammar, but also learning the context in which that knowledge is acquired. With Immerse, Global employees get both of these parts, all within a convincing VR environment from anywhere in the world.
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April 10, 2019