Improving fluency of young readers: introducing a Karaoke to learn how to breathe during a Reading-while-Listening task

Erika Godde, Gérard Bailly, David Escudero, Marie-Line Bosse, Maryse Bianco, Coriandre Vilain


We evaluate here an original method for implicitly providing breathing guidance to young readers during a Reading-while-Listening task. Close-shadowing is supplemented by a Karaoke system that enlightens not only the word -- as it is jointly spelled by the pre-recorded expert reader and the learner -- but also the current and next breath groups. We compare here the impact of two enlightening conditions -- i.e. word-only vs. word and breath group -- on fluency and comprehension.


 DOI: 10.21437/SLaTE.2017-22

Cite as: Godde, E., Bailly, G., Escudero, D., Bosse, M., Bianco, M., Vilain, C. (2017) Improving fluency of young readers: introducing a Karaoke to learn how to breathe during a Reading-while-Listening task. Proc. 7th ISCA Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education, 127-131, DOI: 10.21437/SLaTE.2017-22.


@inproceedings{Godde2017,
  author={Erika Godde and Gérard Bailly and David Escudero and Marie-Line Bosse and Maryse Bianco and Coriandre Vilain},
  title={Improving fluency of young readers: introducing a Karaoke to learn how to breathe during a Reading-while-Listening task},
  year=2017,
  booktitle={Proc. 7th ISCA Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education},
  pages={127--131},
  doi={10.21437/SLaTE.2017-22},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/SLaTE.2017-22}
}