Bard College is a private liberal arts college in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Their long-time partnership with Emmersion has been especially helpful for remote language placement and program progress tracking—while simultaneously assisting Emmersion with the development of new languages.
Started with Emmersion in 2012
1,000+ students placed using Emmersion
United States, study abroad program with European colleges
Spanish, German, French, Italian, Mandarin
“The most exciting thing [about Emmersion], and the thing everyone is the most excited about is…the short-term memory research, and what it means to assess somebody. Everyone is so intrigued by that, and that’s why they love it. It goes beyond the technical idea of testing where you are, and combines neurology, memory research, and foreign languages. It’s very exciting to everybody.”
– Stephanie Kufner, Academic Director of the Center for Foreign Languages and Cultures, Bard College
Evaluations are an important part of Bard’s language programs; helping with student placement, course improvement, and new learning developments for the future. Bard prides itself on an individualized learning experience and recognizes the need to streamline parts of their evaluation process—especially for placing foreign students in the correct programs before they arrive on campus.
Bard needs a supplementary testing solution that:
Emmersion’s language assessments were a natural fit for Bard College. The language faculty has been very impressed with Emmersion’s innovative assessment methods and sees their effectiveness in quickly and accurately assessing language ability.
Here are some of the ways Bard uses Emmersion:
Emmersion’s partnership with Bard College has led to a productive, collaborative relationship. Here are some of the results Bard College has seen from using Emmersion assessments: