The Politeness Effect in an Intelligent Foreign Language Tutoring System

  • Ning Wang
  • W. Lewis Johnson
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5091)


A previous study showed that pedagogical agents that offer feedback with appropriate politeness strategies can help students learn better [21]. This work studied the Politeness Effect in a foreign language intelligent tutoring system, and provided further evidence that tutorial feedback with socially intelligent strategies can influence motivation and learning outcomes.


Politeness Effect Pedagogical Agents Intelligent Tutoring System Affective Computing Second Language Acquisition Motivation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ning Wang
    • 1
  • W. Lewis Johnson
    • 2
  1. 1.USC Institute for Creative Technologies Marina del ReyUSA
  2. 2.Alelo TLT, LLCLos AngelesUSA

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