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on_humanity.pngDietrich College's Podcast

In each episode of “On Humanity,” Bess Family Dean Richard Scheines interviews Dietrich College faculty members and researchers who are pioneers in their fields, taking on some of society’s most pressing challenges.

You’ll hear from neuroscientists, philosophers, behavioral economists, historians and many others who are studying and enhancing the human condition.

In addition to learning about their research, you’ll hear our guests talk about their pathways to entering their fields, as well as their personal interests beyond academia. Join us as we focus on the people who make Dietrich College a vibrant community and why they do work that matters.

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Scheines and van Compernolle

Episode 6: Language Learning in Real Life

Rémi Adam van Compernolle explores sociopragmatics — the roles that language use and language learning play in everyday social practices. In this episode, he describes how he studies second language development in classroom settings and via technology. A faculty member in Second Language Acquisition and French and Francophone Studies, van Compernolle once thought he’d study music performance or communication design, but a human behavior course helped him to discover what he could become passionate about.


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