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Radio Cade: “A Better Way to Learn New Languages.” Available on Buzzsprout, iTunesGoogle Play, and Spotify.Despite the plethora of language learning tools, learning a new language is still very difficult for many people. What if it was much easier and much more fun? Dr. Sara Smith, a finalist for the 2020 Cade Prize, Oxford and Harvard educated Assistant Professor at USF, and CEO of MARVL shares how her patented augmented reality app can change how we learn languages.

Sara's Bio

Sara A. Smith, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in Foreign Language and English for Speakers of Other Languages Education at the University of South Florida. She earned a Master and Doctoral degree in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition from Oxford University, followed by postdoctoral research at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Her research addresses language learning and cognition, bilingualism in development, and new technologies for supporting language learners. She recently took part in the JP Morgan Chase TechWomen Rising Accelerator program at the Tampa Bay Wave, one of 13 female entrepreneurs selected from over 800 applicants. She was also a finalist for the 2020 Cade Prize for Innovation.

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