ISCA International Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2011)

Venice, Italy
August 24-26, 2011

English Language Learning Activity Using Spoken Language and Intelligent Computer-Assisted Technologies

Maria Fuentes, Meritxell González

TALP Research Center, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

This paper presents work in progress on language technologies applied to secondary school education. The application presented integrates several state-of-the-art technologies related to spoken language and intelligent computer-assisted language learning. We envision to show that the technology has reached a level of maturity that suggests that the time may be right to use it to second language learning. To achieve this objective, an activity was designed to be tested at several Spanish high schools. The aim was to carry out a proof of concept in real conditions and to obtain feedback from the students through a questionnaire as well as from the teachers by means of an interview. The activity was designed with the collaboration of some of the teachers at the secondary schools.
Index Terms. speech synthesis, speech recognition, natural language processing, dialog system

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Bibliographic reference.  Fuentes, Maria / González, Meritxell (2011): "English language learning activity using spoken language and intelligent computer-assisted technologies", In SLaTE-2011, 53-56.