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

Venice, Italy
August 24-26, 2011

Semi-automatic Test Generation for Tandem Learning

Manfred Klenner, Simon Clematide, Michi Amsler

Institute of Computational Linguistics, University of Zurich, Switzerland

We introduce a Web-based CALL architecture that facilitates the construction of learner-customized multiple choice tests in a cross-lingual tandem language learning environment. Mistakes made by the learner are manually corrected and classified by his tandem partner, who acts as a tutor. If the learner has problems to identify and correct his mistakes, or if he likes to practice, he can generate two kinds of tests that are automatically produced on the basis of the tutor’s error classifications. We describe the NLP components behind our test generator, give a preliminary evaluation of the quality of the generated tests, and present the current state of our Web application.
Index Terms. CALL, NLP, Syntactic Analysis, Tandem Learning

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Bibliographic reference.  Klenner, Manfred / Clematide, Simon / Amsler, Michi (2011): "Semi-automatic test generation for tandem learning", In SLaTE-2011, 89-92.