Run­ning lan­guage learn­ing exper­i­ments with adults and children

Gwen Brekel­mans, UCL
@GwenBrekel

YouTube

By load­ing the video, you agree to YouTube’s pri­va­cy pol­i­cy.
Learn more

Load video

Learn­ing to speak a sec­ond or for­eign lan­guage is often dif­fi­cult and requires a lot of prac­tice. Research in sec­ond lan­guage learn­ing has long since used lab­o­ra­to­ry-based exper­i­ments to inves­ti­gate how best to get peo­ple to learn var­i­ous aspects of the sec­ond lan­guage, such as its vocab­u­lary, the speech sounds, and the gram­mat­i­cal struc­ture. More recent­ly, online meth­ods have become more preva­lent in this research. In this talk, I will dis­cuss my work on lan­guage learn­ing with adult and child par­tic­i­pants, focussing on those exper­i­ments in which par­tic­i­pants learnt to per­ceive nov­el sounds from a sec­ond lan­guage. I will dis­cuss two dif­fer­ent ways of using online meth­ods, i.e. ful­ly online meth­ods for adult par­tic­i­pants ver­sus online meth­ods with offline super­vi­sion for pri­ma­ry school chil­dren, and will talk about the dif­fer­ent con­sid­er­a­tions and chal­lenges that come with these approach­es. I will also go into the chal­lenges of run­ning mul­ti-ses­sion experiments.

Get on the Waitlist

BeOnline is the conference to learn all about online behavioral research. It's the ideal place to discover the challenges and benefits of online research and to learn from pioneers. If that sounds interesting to you, then click the button below and sign up for our newsletter. You will be the first to know when we release new content and open applications for BeOnline 2022.

With thanks to our sponsors!

Run­ning lan­guage learn­ing exper­i­ments with adults and children