Second Language Training

Posted on May 9, 2012 by admin

NCIL is collaborating with Halifax-based Copernicus Labs to develop LANGA, a video game for teaching new languages.  LANGA combines broadcast-quality animation, highly playable games, and advanced speech recognition to create a unique and engaging learning environment.

NCIL researchers are involved in the design of the learning materials, testing prototypes to assess the effectiveness of the language training, and using neuroimaging to visualize the brain areas and processes engaged during learning. Our aim is to make LANGA both a platform for teaching language in a more fun and effective way, and a platform to advance our understanding of the neurocognitive processes involved in language learning.

NCIL’s involvement in the LANGA project has been supported by NSERC and Mitacs.