A generic environment for learning foreign languages

Autoren Werner Winiwarter
Titel A generic environment for learning foreign languages
Buchtitel Proc. Int. Conf. on Information and Communication Technologies for Education (ED-ICT 2000)
Typ in Konferenzband
Ort Vienna, Austria
Note invited
Monat December
Jahr 2000
Seiten 345-354
SCCH ID# 33
Abstract

In this paper we present the CALLE system, a generic environment for learning foreign languages. The intention of CALLE is to be a personal companion for the user, which starts to learn a new language from scratch together with the user. The language student can use CALLE in combination with a textbook to assist him in understanding and translating new texts as well as for the fast retrieval of the meaning of foreign words. Because of its symmetric system architecture CALLE provides also translations of words and sentences into the foreign language. Furthermore, CALLE can perform several types of exercises, e.g. inserting missing words in sentences, correcting the sequence of words in a sentence, putting sentences into passive voice, etc.