Application of the speech recognition technology in language education

Nooriafshar, Mehryar and Nooriafshar, Darius (2016) Application of the speech recognition technology in language education. European Journal of Multidisiplinary Sciences EjMS, Volume 1 (2421-8251). pp. 52-57. ISSN 2421-8251

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Abstract

As technology advances and innovative communication products emerge, the interaction between people, globally, changes. Therefore, technology plays a major role in influencing both language and culture. The purpose of this paper is to answer the question of how the speech recognition technology available on the smartphones and tablets can support language learning. The very latest and advanced features of the smartphones such as the speech recognition capabilities were utilised in experimenting with language learning. The languages included French, German, Italian, Japanese and Mandarin. In all cases, the established learning concepts such as learning by guidance were considered. This paper has demonstrated how the latest technologies such as speech recognition can be utilised to produce effective educational materials for immersive language education. It is concluded that Technology can enable a learner to simulate the learning by guidance approach in the absence of the tutor or the opportunity of being in the actual environment.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.15405/ejms(2421-8251).2016.1.7


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published papers are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International License.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2016 04:13
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2016 04:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: Language, Learning by Guidance, Speech Recognition
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080199 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing not elsewhere classified
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2003 Language Studies > 200399 Language Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.15405/ejms(2421-8251).2016.1.7
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29576

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