The 2016 Conference was a great success!

Thanks to all the participants

About Languagecon

Join us for a day of talks from polyglots and entrepreneurs, meet fellow language enthusiasts, and take part in shared learning experiments. Languagecon is where people passionate about language learning come to share their experiences and insights.

Learn

Listen to lectures from entrepreneurs, polyglots, and educators, to get the latest insights about language learning

Meet

Meet your community of fellow language enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and professionals.

Experiment

Explore the future of language learning through interactive experiences, including virtual reality applications to education.

SPEAKERS

We brought together a group of people that have devoted their time and energy into language learning.

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Kevin Chen

italki

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Meng Zhao

MST Learning

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Hank Horkoff

Entrepreneur

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Haena Seongsin Kim

Dragon Trip

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Matt Conger

Cadence

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John Pasden

AllSet Learning

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Sarah Yang

MNE Creations

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Julien Leyre

Marco Polo Project

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Vickie Wang 王宇平

Gensler

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范弘毅 Troy

@爱英语斯坦

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Christian Grewell

NYU Shanghai

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Vera Zhang

HelloChinese

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Benjamin Pearce

TheEnglishSEED

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David Song

Public Speaker

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Edaan Getzel

Rikai Labs

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Amarsh Anand

BiliTutor

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Tommy Beard

Luceyu

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Parham Motaghedi

Language Mix

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Charles Xiating

italki

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Reena Gupta

Author

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Pascal Hauser

italki

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Svetlana Kosobokova

RoadAbroad

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Tracy Mehoke 梅恬溪

italki

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Brandon Woods

Vericant

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Alex Yu

5 Min Eng

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Brandon Conlon

NYU Shanghai

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Azure Zheng

NYU Shanghai

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Shirley Zhao

NYU Shanghai

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Kris Hiller

American Language Institute at NYU Shanghai

PROGRAM

Beyond the talks you will have an opportunity to network and connect with other language enthusiasts.

Kevin Chen

Opening Remarks

Join us for opening remarks and a preview of the topics, speakers, and activities covered in the event. The event presentation will be delivered by Kevin Chen.

30 mins

Auditorium

Learning How to Do Educational Games – Sarah Yang

30 mins

Main Auditorium

Public Speaking as a Way to Learn Foreign Languages – David Song

Public Speaking as a Way to Learn Foreign Languages

30 mins

Main Auditorium

Using Podcasts & Bots To Scale English Learning to 600m+ Chinese – Hank Horkoff

Using Podcasts & Bots To Scale English Learning to 600m+ Chinese

30 mins

Main Auditorium

Hindi, the History and Significance – Reena Gupta

30 mins

Main Auditorium

Language Learning in Virtual Reality? – Christian Grewell

30 mins

Human Connections and Language Learning – Kevin Chen

30 mins

Main Auditorium

John Pasden

How Can Reading Improve Your Fluency? – John Pasden

30 mins

Main Auditorium

John Pasden

Vera Zhang

Make Language Learning Happen – Vera Zhang

Outline:

  • What I learn from my experience at ChinesePod and in American school
  • What I'm struggling with
  • What stops people from studying Chinese
  • How to increase the number of Chinese language learners
  • How to design a product to get more people to learn Chinese

30 mins

Main Auditorium

Vera Zhang

Embodying the language with (academic) experience: Speaking one’s way through the Kolb learning cycle – Brandon Conlon

Brandon will be discussing the nexus of academic literacy, social interaction, and experiential learning (à la Kolb) that we are working on with students in our English for Academic Purposes courses here at NYUSH. NYU Shanghai students will also co-present.

30 mins

Main Auditorium

Edaan Getzel

Building Fluency With Chatbots – Edaan Getzel

30 mins

Main Auditorium

Edaan Getzel

Matt Conger

How to Upgrade Yourself From a Language Learner to a Paid Freelance Translator & Interpreter – Matt Conger

The road from language learner to language professional is as difficult as it seems, if you approach it correctly. Let Matt Conger show you the way.

60 mins

Main Auditorium

Matt Conger

Julien Leyre

From Digital Translation to Cross-Cultural Empathy – Julien Leyre

In 2011, Julien Leyre founded Marco Polo Project, a digital platform bringing together advanced learners of Chinese and English through collaborative translation. Five years on, the organization has built on this initial model to focus on offline experiences that help people living across languages and cultures develop emotional resilience, empathy and self awareness. Julien will reflect on this journey, and share learnings from five years bringing together a language learning community.

30mins

Room "A"

Julien Leyre

Amarsh Anand

BiliTutor – A tool for creating interactive language lessons – Amarsh Anand

Learn about creating interactive language lessons with BiliTutor, a tool created by Amarsh Anand.

30 mins

Presentation Room "A"

Amarsh Anand

Tracy Mehoke

Learn Like a Machine (Learning Algorithm Optimizations for Humans) – Tracy Mehoke

30 mins

Presentation Room "A"

Tracy Mehoke

Echo Lin

Cross-Cultural Communication – Echo Lin

60 mins

Presentation Room "A"

Echo Lin

Parham Motaghedi

Language Mixer – Parham Motaghedi

30 mins

Presentation Room "A"

Parham Motaghedi

Haena Kim

Learning Language – it’s not a big deal (Workshop) – Haena Kim

60 mins

Presentation Room "A"

Haena Kim

Language learning is a contact sport – Julien Leyre

Through a series of fast-paced activities, focusing on body-awareness and interaction, participants will reflect on collective and personal challenges when operating across languages.

60 mins

Presentation Room "A"

Pascal Hauser

Online vs Offline: Lessons and Insights From a Tutor – Pascal Hauser

30mins

Presentation Room "A"

Pascal Hauser

Tommy Beard

Using Technology for Sharing Knowledge – Tommy Beard

30mins

Presentation Room "B"

Tommy Beard

Charles Xiating

Start to Read Chinese Characters Like a Native – Charles Xiating

30mins

Presentation Room "B"

Charles Xiating

Vickie Wang

Discover Your Superpower – Vickie Wang

30 mins

Presentation Room "B"

Vickie Wang

Alex Yu

How To Learn English – Alex Yu

30 mins

Presentation Room "B"

Alex Yu

Benjamin Pearce

English Teaching in a Virtual Environment – Benjamin Pearce

30 mins

Presentation Room "B"

Benjamin Pearce

Svetlana Kosobokova

How to Make Your Brain Learn Languages Faster? – Svetlana Kosobokova

30 mins

Presentation Room "B"

Svetlana Kosobokova

Meng Zhao

如何让英语学习变得好玩?- Meng Zhao

30 mins

Presentation Room "B"

Meng Zhao

Brandon Woods

Measure what matters: The future of language assessment – Brandon Woods

30 mins

Presentation Room "B"

Brandon Woods

范弘毅 Fan Hongyi (Troy)

Learning and Teaching Through Social Networks – 范弘毅 Fan Hongyi (Troy)

Learn about teaching language from a social media star.

30 mins

范弘毅 Fan Hongyi (Troy)

Translanguaging in (Global) Higher Education: Il/Legitimated Language Use in an English Medium Environment – Kris Hiller

60 mins

Presentation Room "B"

Sign-Up For Open Talks

Have a topic or insight to share with Languagecon 2016? Sign up for a 15 minute presentation slot, and deliver your own open talk. Please make sure to note the topic, presentation language, and preferred time on the sign-up board in the presentation room.

60 mins

Open Talk Room

Open Talks

Exchange insights with the Shanghai language community, 15 minutes at a time.

6 hours

Open Talk Room

italki lounge

Meet italki staff, learn more about e-learning, and talk about becoming a learner, tutor, or teacher!

7.5 hours

italki Lounge

italki lounge close

Christian Grewell

VR Experience

Experience the groundbreaking work from m3diate in the field of  e-learning through virtual reality immersion.

3 hours

VR Experience

Christian Grewell
http://www.m3diate.com

venue

NYU Shanghai combines the best of Chinese and American education, creating a new kind of higher-education model for its talented students against the backdrop of globalization.

NYU Shanghai

1555 Century Ave, Pudong, Shanghai, China

more information

80

Languages

25

speakers

6

rooms

400

attendees

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