Tony Belpaeme (IDLab) organises the Symposium on Robots for Language Learning from 12 to 13 December 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. In recent years social robots have shown great promise as tutors and teaching aids. Education has come under pressure to deliver a more personalised, one-to-one experience., but this has been difficult given the increased classroom diversity and budgetary pressures. Robots might provide a way forward, especially for topics where one-to-one tutoring can have large returns, such as language learning and second language learning. The symposium aims to bring together and is the closing event of the L2TOR project, which studies how social robots can teach young children a second language.
For more information, check the symposium website