Individualized language learning as a counterpart to standardized classes is now just around the corner due to new developments in the field of language technology. Thus not only commonly spoken languages but also languages with a smaller amount of native speakers can be learned. It becomes apparent however, that embedding those technologies into real learning environments gives rise to new questions, which can only be answered with the framework of interdisciplinary research.
The INDUS-Network („Individualisiertes Sprachlernen” / „Personalized language learning”) unites experts in the fields of language technology, linguistics, educational research, psychology of learning, pedagogical psychology, language acquisition research, and didactics of language learning.
Those experts work together on aspects of individualization, modeling of learners, and adjustments of teaching materials to different initial situations.
More information on the website of the INDUS-Network.