Second language tutoring using social robots
L2TOR (pronounced ‘el tutor’) is a research project, called Second Language Tutoring using Social Robots, funded by the European Commission. The project aims to design a child-friendly tutor robot that can be used to support teaching preschool children a second language (L2) by interacting with children in their social and referential world. In particular, the project will focus on teaching English as L2 to native speakers of Dutch, German and Turkish, and teaching Dutch and German as L2 to immigrant children speaking Turkish as a native language. The L2TOR robot will be designed to interact naturally with children aged four years old in both the second language and the child’s native language.
L2TOR runs from January 1st, 2016 until December 31st, 2018.