How the business professional can utilise the latest technologies to learn another language

Nooriafshar, Mehryar and Kurakake, Hiroko (2014) How the business professional can utilise the latest technologies to learn another language. Asian Journal of Management Sciences and Education, 3 (3). pp. 1-8. ISSN 2186-8441

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Abstract

This paper investigates the benefits of learning another language for the Business professionals. It then explores and presents the use of the latest technologies in learning a language. These technologies include innovative apps on smartphones, liveScribe's smart pens, speech-to-text features of iPhone/iPad and the very latest in wearable computers such as Google Glass. These emerging technology products provide a wonderful opportunity for learning any language in a flexible and portable manner. So, the language learners can, very easily, have instant access to their portable tutor when and where they desire.
Recent research in the area of multimedia conducted by the author in Japan and North America has re-confirmed the importance and effectiveness of visual features in teaching and learning materials in general. Based on these findings, the authors have embarked on an investigation to determine the practical and innovative uses of the latest technologies employed in language education. Hence, the Business professionals can benefit from learning the basics of the language of the country they are visiting. Finally, it has been demonstrated that the very latest technologies such as Google Glass can create an ideal environment for language learning.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors will download copies of the journal available online free of cost with open access to everyone.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2014 12:16
Last Modified: 13 May 2015 01:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: speech-to-text, Siri, virtual reality, Google Glass, language education
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2003 Language Studies > 200312 Japanese Language
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200206 Globalisation and Culture
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2003 Language Studies > 200399 Language Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25328

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