Globalization, Education, and Localization - Stephanie Horn | PGO 2021
- Globalization, Education, and Localization - Stephanie Horn | PGO 2021
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Globalization, Education, and Localization: How a Little Bit of Language Can Go a Long Way At Work
Do you need to be fluent in a language to use it for work? Can you really make a difference in someone’s life with your A1 skills? Is it possible to work with languages, even if you don’t speak or read them?
Stephanie will answer these questions and more as she shares her experiences from teaching English to refugees, working for an international company, and managing projects in the translation industry. In this presentation, you’ll learn about some of the technology and strategies professional use to fill in language gaps, how to be proud of your language learning milestones and battle “imposter syndrome”, and examples of times when it’s best to stick to your native language.
Stephanie Horn is passionate about making the language learning community inclusive of everyone, regardless of skill level, background, or ability. She is most influenced by her seven years of teaching English to refugees and immigrants (from ages 5 to 75!) and current role as a project manager for a translation company. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Stephanie traveled to 20 countries, including presenting at conferences and teaching at schools in Hungary, Italy, China, and Nepal. She is grateful for the opportunity to connect with others over a shared love of culture and languages.
This video was recorded at the Polyglot Gathering Online 2021 (https://www.polyglotgathering.com).
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