Amy Liang, GI Resident and UWaterloo alumnus, joins us in the Collaboration Space next Thursday, November 8 at 12pm to share her research on using Virtual Reality (VR) to enhance second language learning experiences. This talk is free and open to all.
Liang graduated from the University of Waterloo with a BA in Psychology and a Minor in Human Resource Management. Her research looks at second language learning acquisition, with a particular focus on innovative methods such as VR applications.
Learning a new language can always be exciting but at times frustrating. But how come we never felt learning our first language so hard when we were a little kid? And as grownups having the better executive functioning, why would this advantage we have in return acted as a barrier in our new language learning experience? This short presentation will be looking at the three basic linguistic levels, discuss how and why was it harder for adults to learn a new language, and how can we use modern technologies like AI and VR to help with the language learning experience.