Japañol: a mobile application to help improving Spanish pronunciation by Japanese native speakers

Cristian Tejedor-García, Valentín Cardeñoso-Payo, David Escudero-Mancebo


In this document, we describe the mobile application Japañol, a learning tool which helps pronunciation training of Spanish as a foreign language (L2) at a segmental level. The tool has been specifically designed to be used by native Japanese people, and implies a branch of a previous CAPT gamified tool TipTopTalk!. In this case, a predefined cycle of actions related to exposure, discrimination and production is presented to the user, always under the minimal-pairs approach to pronunciation training. It incorporates freely available ASR and TTS and provides feedback to the user by means of short video tutorials, to reinforce learning progression.


Cite as: Tejedor-García, C., Cardeñoso-Payo, V., Escudero-Mancebo, D. (2018) Japañol: a mobile application to help improving Spanish pronunciation by Japanese native speakers. Proc. IberSPEECH 2018, 157-158.


@inproceedings{Tejedor-García2018,
  author={Cristian Tejedor-García and Valentín Cardeñoso-Payo and David Escudero-Mancebo},
  title={{Japañol: a mobile application to help improving Spanish pronunciation by Japanese native speakers}},
  year=2018,
  booktitle={Proc. IberSPEECH 2018},
  pages={157--158}
}