The 1st Workshop on Child, Computer and Interaction (WOCCI2008)

Chania, Crete, Greece
October 23, 2008

Towards an Embedded Language Tutoring System for Children

Oliver Jokisch, Ruediger Hoffmann

Dresden University of Technology, Laboratory of Acoustics and Speech Communication, Dresden, Germany

Computer-aided language learning (CALL) applications for adult learners are well-established. Tutoring applications for children require special didactic and ergonomic concepts. Except for low functionality (toy-like) products for children and PDA-based solutions, embedded systems seem to be not present in the market yet. The authors currently adapt baseline tutoring technology for adult learners to the special requirements of young children aged 3+ years and they therefore shortly discusses other preliminary studies and the own tutoring system AzAR. The paper introduces didactic and technological concepts of the embedded target system for young children. A German language prototype is still under development. The speech technology and audio components were already tested in comparable application contexts regarding dialogue control, robust recognition and hardware design.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Jokisch, Oliver / Hoffmann, Ruediger (2008): "Towards an embedded language tutoring system for children", In WOCCI-2008, paper 06.