SCHULZE, Mathias

Mathias Schulze (PhD UMIST/Manchester) is Director of the Waterloo Centre for German Studies and is Associate Professor of German in the Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies at the University of Waterloo. He has three core areas of research which closely relate to the study of grammar. Primarily he is interested in Intelligent Computer Assisted Language Learning (ICALL), where computers through Natural Language Processing generate human language and facilitate human’s adaptive learning by correcting utterances and suggesting corrective next steps. As well, he collaborates with colleagues from Waterloo and other institutions to develop online language learning courses. Thus far, as part of the Geroline project, three distance education courses have been developed for students studying elementary and intermediate German at university. In addition, he is interested in bilingualism. The Kitchener Metropolitan Census Area has the highest proportion of German speakers in Canada, and with his Waterloo colleagues, Dr. Schulze studied this Diaspora community’s history, literature and film, and sociolinguistics to produce the 2008 co-edited book German Diasporic Experiences: Identity, Migration, and Loss.

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Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontraio, Canada, N2L 3G1
(+1) 519 888 4567 x 36627
(+1) 519 746 5243
Research Description
My main research project is on the computational modelling of language learning processes with the goal to improve task guidance for students in online language learning systems.