Exploring the Effect of Gestures and Adaptive Tutoring on Children’s Comprehension of L2 Vocabularies


The L2TOR project explores the use of social robots for second language tutoring. This paper presents an experiment in preparation to investigate the effects of two educational scaffolding features (adaptation/personalization and iconic gestures), when used by a robot tutor, on children’s comprehension of animal names in a foreign language. Participants will be children between the ages of four and five. The study is scheduled to take place in March 2017.