Katrine  Tjoelsen

Katrine Tjoelsen

Scholar Title

MIT EECS Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar

Research Title

Enabling foreign language learners to improve reading comprehension




Tony L. Eng


The goal of this project is to create a tool that can help learners improve their reading comprehension in a foreign language. When learning a new language, it can be challenging to find reading material that is at an appropriate level – it might be either too easy to be beneficial for learning, or too difficult so that it is discouraging for the learner. This proposed tool will learn the users’ proficiency in the language and present the users with articles that fit their competency and allow them to learn the language incrementally.


I am excited to apply and modify algorithms studied in class to address a real world relevant challenge.

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