ISCA Archive SLaTE 2009
ISCA Archive SLaTE 2009

Developing a CALL system for practicing oral proficiency: how to design for speech technology, pedagogy and learners

Helmer Strik, Frederik Cornillieb, Jozef Colpaert, Joost van Doremalen, Catia Cucchiarini

Automatic recognition of non-native speech is problematic. A key challenge in developing spoken CALL systems is to design exercises that enable learning but which are still technically feasible. This especially applies to systems intended for practicing grammar. In the current paper we focus on the issue of matching design and speech technology. On the one hand we are developing and testing speech technology modules to determine what is feasible. On the other we use this knowledge in designing a CALL system for practicing pronunciation and grammar.


Cite as: Strik, H., Cornillieb, F., Colpaert, J., Doremalen, J.v., Cucchiarini, C. (2009) Developing a CALL system for practicing oral proficiency: how to design for speech technology, pedagogy and learners. Proc. Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2009), 73-76

@inproceedings{strik09_slate,
  author={Helmer Strik and Frederik Cornillieb and Jozef Colpaert and Joost van Doremalen and Catia Cucchiarini},
  title={{Developing a CALL system for practicing oral proficiency: how to design for speech technology, pedagogy and learners}},
  year=2009,
  booktitle={Proc. Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2009)},
  pages={73--76}
}