Analyzing Effect of Physical Expression on English Proficiency for Multimodal Computer-Assisted Language Learning

Haoran Wu, Yuya Chiba, Takashi Nose, Akinori Ito


English proficiency is important for communication in English. Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) systems are introduced to provide a convenient and low-cost language learning environment. Most of the conventional speech-based CALL systems concentrate on developing verbal fluency of the learners. However, actual English communication involves not only verbal expressions but also facial expressions and gestures, which could affect the perceived proficiency. The objective of our research is to develop a CALL system that can evaluate fluency of physical expressions as well as the verbal fluency of English. However, it is not clear how physical expressions affect the overall proficiency of English. Therefore, this study investigates the relationship between the proficiency of English and the fluency of the physical expression by analyzing the dialog data of the multimodal CALL system.


 DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2018-1425

Cite as: Wu, H., Chiba, Y., Nose, T., Ito, A. (2018) Analyzing Effect of Physical Expression on English Proficiency for Multimodal Computer-Assisted Language Learning. Proc. Interspeech 2018, 1746-1750, DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2018-1425.


@inproceedings{Wu2018,
  author={Haoran Wu and Yuya Chiba and Takashi Nose and Akinori Ito},
  title={Analyzing Effect of Physical Expression on English Proficiency for Multimodal Computer-Assisted Language Learning},
  year=2018,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2018},
  pages={1746--1750},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2018-1425},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2018-1425}
}