Integrating speech technologies into a one-on-one digital English classroom

Jie Chi Yang, Chih Hung Lai, Yu Min Chu

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Abstract

This paper deals with the development and evaluation of a system for a one-on-one digital English classroom by integrating speech technologies. The system is designed for English oral practice and assessment for students using their handheld devices (PDAs) with wireless connected environment in a classroom. The system consists of four modules - speech, testing, learning portfolio, and teacher management modules. An evaluation study was conducted to examine how students used the system by analyzing the system log data, questionnaires, and interview. The results showed that (1) students increased their performance on oral practice (the number of times of 'wrong answer' and 'answering a question' decreased); (2) students increased their confidence in speaking English; (3) students highly accepted the learning style of using handheld devices for English learning; and (4) functions for providing students' statistic data to the teacher was very useful.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Wireless and Mobile Technologies in Education, WMTE 2005
Pages159-163
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
EventIEEE International Workshop on Wireless and Mobile Technologies in Education, WMTE 2005 - Tokushima, Japan
Duration: 28 Nov 200530 Nov 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Wireless and Mobile Technologies in Education, WMTE 2005
Volume2005

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Workshop on Wireless and Mobile Technologies in Education, WMTE 2005
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityTokushima
Period28/11/0530/11/05

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