Digital Language Learning (DLL): Technology, Data, and the Brain

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


How can we leverage advances in digital technology and data science to enhance language learning? In an era of widespread digital application and innovation, our understanding of the interaction between humans and technology has lagged behind. In this talk, I outline an approach that combines emerging technologies and computational data-driven approaches with current neuro-cognitive theories, with a particular reference to second language learning
and its representation. This approach relies on interactive mechanisms (bottom-up and topdown) and integrative processes (theory and application) that enable us to understand the differences between child and adult language learning, as well as individual differences in diverse language learning contexts. Computational and neurocognitive studies in this domain also have significant implications for applications of AI and machine learning methods for
personalized education, thereby informing pedagogical designs and instructional innovations.
Period17 Dec 2022
Event titleThe 1st International Conference on Data Science and Second Language Studies
Event typeConference
LocationChinaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational