Speak to the Computer: Speaking Practice for the Language Learner
Linh Pallos, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Students often pinpoint listening and speaking as their biggest problems in language acquisition. The proposed method for computer assisted language learning enables students to work toward improving their listening and speaking ability, while not sacrificing accuracy, and which does not require another person(s) as a conversation or discussion partner(s). The method and website were tested over a 4-month period with 433 Japanese students in 18 conversation-based English classes at 4 different universities in Kyoto, Japan. This article details the method and the results of an anonymous student survey using a visual analogue scale to gain insight into students' perceptions of the impact of the method on their language learning. The author encourages teachers to adapt the method to cater to their students' listening and speaking needs on their existing or future websites.
Pallos, L. (2005). Speak to the Computer: Speaking Practice for the Language Learner. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3292-3304). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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Henrik Pallos, Kanazawa University, Japan; Linh Pallos, Doshisha University, Japan
Global Learn 2010 (May 17, 2010) pp. 3946–3951
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