8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Jeju Island, Korea
October 4-8, 2004

Design Strategies for a Virtual Language Tutor

Jonas Beskow, Olov Engwall, Bjorn Granstrom, Preben Wik

KTH, Sweden

In this paper we discuss work in progress on an interactive talking agent as a virtual language tutor in CALL applications. The ambition is to create a tutor that can be engaged in many aspects of language learning from detailed pronunciation to conversational training. Some of the crucial components of such a system is described. An initial implementation of a stress/quantity training scheme will be presented.

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Bibliographic reference.  Beskow, Jonas / Engwall, Olov / Granstrom, Bjorn / Wik, Preben (2004): "Design strategies for a virtual language tutor", In INTERSPEECH-2004, 1693-1696.