13apr12:0012:30Learning Icelandic in Virtual Reykjavik: Simulating real-life conversations with embodied conversational agents using multimodal clarification requests12:00 - 12:30 Event Organized By: Vigdís Institute and International Centre Event Type :Event

Event Details

Branislav Bédi, project manager at The Árni Magnússon Institue for Icelandic Studies will give the talk “Learning Icelandic in Virtual Reykjavik: Simulating real-life conversations with embodied conversational agents using multimodal clarification requests”.

The talk will be in English and will be published on the facebook page of The Vigdís International Centre on 13 April 2021.

Abstract:
The project Icelandic Language and Culture Training in Virtual Reykjavik is a 3D computer game that enables learners of Icelandic to practise oral language and listening. The aim of the project is to build a computer game populated with embodied conversational agents (ECAs) endowed with realistic multimodal behaviour, with a long-term goal of supporting authentic teaching of Icelandic language and culture.

The Vigdísar International Centre’s lecture series

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Time

(Tuesday) 12:00 - 12:30

Organizer

Vigdís Institute and International Centre

19apr(apr 19)09:0021(apr 21)17:00MA Conference: The Variety and Versatility of English Studies09:00 - 17:00 (21) VefviðburðurEvent Type :Conference

Event Details

The students of the 2021 spring semester of the “MA Seminar: Student Conference” course at the University of Iceland welcome you to join their final conference.
Split over two days, Monday’s events will be live streamed directly from the University of Iceland from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The second portion of the conference will take place online on Wednesday via Zoom.
Please visit the conference facebook event for links to the live streams.
Program:

Time

19 (Monday) 09:00 - 21 (Wednesday) 17:00

Location

Vefviðburður

27apr12:0012:30If I can speak, can I write?: English language teaching and writing different text types at lower secondary school12:00 - 12:30 Veröld – hús Vigdísar, fyrirlestrasalur Event Organized By: Vigdísarstofnun Event Type :Event

Event Details

Súsanna Björg Vilhjálmsdóttir, PhD student in English at the University of Iceland, will give the talk “If I can speak, can I write?: English language teaching and writing different text types at lower secondary school”.

Abstract:
Developing genre awareness in constructing textual meaning, linguistically and schematically, is of essence for future educational purposes and career success. This lecture considers the purpose of writing texts at secondary level and how offering a diverse selection of text types as assignments can assist students in acquiring effective linguistic choices in producing coherent and meaningful texts later in life.

The talk will be presented online through the facebook page of The Vigdís Institute and Centre on  27 April 2021.

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Time

(Tuesday) 12:00 - 12:30

Location

Veröld – hús Vigdísar, fyrirlestrasalur

Organizer

Vigdísarstofnun

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