ISCA International Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2009)

Wroxall Abbey Estate, Warwickshire, England
September 3-5, 2009

COMUNICA: Multilevel Tools for Spanish CALL

Oscar Saz, William Ricardo Rodríguez, Eduardo Lleida, Carlos Vaquero

Communications Technology Group (GTC), Aragón Institute for Engineering Research (I3A), University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

This demo aims to bring a closer view of all the free-distribution tools gathered in “Comunica” (http://www.vocaliza.es). “Comunica” is set, initially, to provide speech therapy to children with special needs during their processes of language acquisition in Spanish. The three tools (“PreLingua”, “Vocaliza” and “Cuéntame”) cover different levels of language, from phonation and articulation to linguistic and descriptive abilities. The demo is focused on the more recent advances in “Comunica” presented at the SLaTE workshop: A novel tool for the training of the Spanish vowels with on-line formant normalization and a new version of “Vocaliza”, with phoneme-level evaluation and feedback, oriented to young children who approach Spanish as a second language.

Bibliographic reference.  Saz, Oscar / Rodríguez, William Ricardo / Lleida, Eduardo / Vaquero, Carlos (2009): "COMUNICA: multilevel tools for Spanish CALL", In SLaTE-2009 (abstract).