Nigel Mantou Lou successfully defended his dissertation
Nigel Mantou Lou successfully defended his dissertation today, entitled "Breaking the vicious cycle of language barriers: Growth language-mindsets improve communication experience for migrant university students". Dr. Lou argued that the higher the beliefs in one's ability to learn through effort and to use failure as a learning opportunity, the lower the anxiety one has about interacting in a second language. Lowering anxiety results in more interactions with native speakers and greater acculturation opportunities. Congratulations, Dr. Lou!