Improving vocabulary acquisition by designing a storytelling robot

Chun Cheng Wu, Chih Wei Chang, Baw Jhiune Liu, Gwo Dong Chen

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Abstract

From the review of many literatures, it is considered that there are still prevailing obstacles for second language learners due to insufficient vocabulary. Fortunately, there is a way to increase one's vocabulary by means of extensive reading realizing stories [1][2][3]. The research tries to utilize robot as a medium to design a pressure-free and intriguing learning system. It is a learning method imitating TPRS that enables learners to design a personal storytelling robot. The learners proceed with extensive reading during the process of designing a storytelling robot and achieve vocabulary acquisition through designing the movements of robots corresponded to the vocabulary by themselves. Our research is in a preliminary stage of realizing users' responses. Ten learners from graduate school students of National Central University Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, the result of tests and interviews will be the basis of further mass amount experiments and improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - The 8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2008
Pages498-500
Number of pages3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2008 - Santander, Spain
Duration: 1 Jul 20085 Jul 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - The 8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2008

Conference

Conference8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2008
Country/TerritorySpain
CitySantander
Period1/07/085/07/08

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