Brandon Conlon

Educational linguist @ NYU Shanghai

Brandon is Associate Director of the English for Academic Purposes Program at NYU Shanghai. He has lived and worked in China in the higher education sector since 2004. A long-time learner of languages—he has studied, spoken, understood, and forgotten to varying degrees French, Czech, Russian, as well as Standard Chinese and Xuzhou Hua. He is a complete novice when it comes to combining Virtual Reality to language learning, having had his first VR experience earlier this month, but is highly interested in thinking it through with reference to language learning and acquisition theory and applied linguistics more broadly.