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Speaking with your computer: how AI can transform your ESL class today

Gary Ross, Stephen Henneberry, and Glenn Norris JALT-CALL 2019, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan Session abstract: The presenter will demonstrate a free online speaking system, open to all, where students can practice speaking with the voice recognition and synthesis systems built into their browser, and have the computer analyze speech patterns. Online speech represents a […]

An analysis of online speech in the classroom

Gary Ross, Glenn Norris, and Stephen Henneberry JALT-CALL 2019, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan Session abstract: Speech Recognition (computerized listening) and Synthesis (computerized speech), generally shortened to Speech Recognition, is the most important interface development in technology, representing the final stage in human to device interaction. Technologies such as Siri promise to revolutionize our interactions […]

Speaking with your computer: a new way to practice conversation

Gary Ross, Glen Norris, Stephen Henneberry JALT-CALL 2018, Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan Poster abstract: Online speech recognition and synthesis, using technologies built into the browser, allow students to practice conversations using a PC or mobile device. This represents a major development in how we can implement speaking practice and will have a significant impact on teaching […]

Fostering Positive Affective Climates for Language Learning in Asia Using Moodle

Abstract In recent years Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) has gained wide usage worldwide, but still faces cultural barriers in some contexts. This presentation reports on a project involving the use of Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) in a support role for CLT in face-to-face classrooms in a Japanese university. The project sought to