ISCA International Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2011)
This paper investigates which features would be the best to
include in a listening comprehension game for European Portuguese.
The goal is to develop a method to motivate non-native
speakers of Portuguese to engage themselves in activities intended
to develop their listening comprehension skills. The approach
adopted herein consisted in providing students with several
sets of exercises, each set with some slight variations over
the previous one. Finally, a questionnaire was presented to the
students with the intent of receiving feedback about the most
adequate functionalities. The paper also explores students main
difficulties with the language so as to define learning models
able to adapt the difficulty level of the exercises to each individuals
language proficiency level.
Index Terms. CALL, Portuguese, Listening Comprehension, Games
Bibliographic reference. Correia, Rui / Pellegrini, Thomas / Eskenazi, Maxine / Trancoso, Isabel / Baptista, Jorge / Mamede, Nuno (2011): "Listening comprehension games for portuguese: exploring the best features", In SLaTE-2011, 5-8.