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Learning Foreign Languages for Personal and Career Development

Learning Foreign Languages for Personal and Career Development

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Podcast with Dr. Bjorn Mercer, Program Director, Communication, Humanities, Music, Philosophy, Religion and World Languages Programs and Dr. Karolina Copczynski, Faculty Member, School of Arts and Humanities, American Public University

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In this podcast, American Public University faculty member Dr. Karolina Kopczynski and Dr. Bjorn Mercer discuss what it is like to learn a foreign language. Dr. Kopczynski has a long and successful career learning and teaching multiple languages. She discusses what it takes to learn a foreign language, how long it takes to become proficient, what career fields benefit from knowing a second language, and the practical applications for personal and professional development.

About the Speakers

Dr. Bjorn Mercer is a Program Director at American Public University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Missouri State University, a master’s and doctorate in music from the University of Arizona, and an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix. He writes about leadership, management and why the humanities and liberal arts are critical to career success. Dr. Mercer also writes children’s music.

Dr. Karolina Kopczynski is a full-time instructor in the School of Arts and Humanities at American Public University. She holds an M.A. in Spanish and ESOL from SIT and an Ed.D. in educational leadership, curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix.

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