As a Junior Researcher at KU Leuven (ITEC team, also at imec) and UCLouvain (CENTAL team, part of ILC), I’m currently working on dialogue-based CALL, more precisely on task-oriented dialogue systems/agents (chatbots) for language learning, at the intersection of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and natural language processing (NLP). My research focuses on the instructional design and the effectiveness evaluation of dialogue-based CALL systems on L2 proficiency development.
I am a PhD candidate in Linguistics thanks to a SENESCYT scholarship (Ecuador). I am also an Assistant Professor of French Linguistics and Language Teaching at Universidad Central del Ecuador. After finishing my PhD, I will return to Ecuador to continue to teach and conduct research in Quito. Previously, I worked as a research assistant at UCLouvain on reflexive writing in general education.
PhD in Linguistics, ongoing
Agrégation in Romance Languages, 2007
MA in Romance Languages, 2007
BA in Romance Languages, 2004
FNRS-FRFC research project from 2008 to 2010 at UCLouvain