Friday May 31, 2019

Language learning at work: how to do it and why it’s worth it

In this month's podcast, I talk to Dr Katie Nielson about the role of language learning in organisations and the impact it can have on the motivation and the bottom line.

We look at how to create great language programmes, the science of language learning, and how to understand the ROI.

For the past seven years, Dr. Katie Nielson has been the Chief Education Officer at Voxy, an educational technology company focused on helping global teams improve careers and performance through personalized language learning at scale. Katie ensures that learners are getting the most efficient and effective educational experience possible.  

Prior to this, she worked at the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language, where she served as the Principal Investigator on large-scale projects researching the efficacy of technology-mediated language training products. She has taught Second Language Acquisition and Applied Linguistics at the graduate level at Hunter College and has facilitated numerous teacher training courses around the world.  

Katie Nielson has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Virginia and a Master of Arts in Linguistics from University College London. In 2012, Katie received her PhD in Second Language Acquisition from the University of Maryland College Park.

Katie lectures and writes about all things related to language learning and educational technology, including for HR Technologist, Language Magazine, and The74. You can find her on LinkedIn, Twitter, and at the Voxy Blog.


Katie Nielson has been the Chief Education Officer at Voxy, an educational technology compa

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