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Title:
Feedback Strategies for Form and Meaning in a Real-life Language Tutoring System
Author:
Ramon Ziai: Collaborative Research Center 833, Department of Linguistics, ICALL Research Group, LEAD Graduate School & Research Network, University of Tübingen, Germany Björn Rudzewitz: Collaborative Research Center 833, Department of Linguistics, ICALL Research Group, LEAD Graduate School & Research Network, University of Tübingen, Germany Kordula De Kuthy: Collaborative Research Center 833, Department of Linguistics, ICALL Research Group, LEAD Graduate School & Research Network, University of Tübingen, Germany Florian Nuxoll: Collaborative Research Center 833, Department of Linguistics, ICALL Research Group, LEAD Graduate School & Research Network, University of Tübingen, Germany Detmar Meurers: Collaborative Research Center 833, Department of Linguistics, ICALL Research Group, LEAD Graduate School & Research Network, University of Tübingen, Germany
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Year:
2018
Conference:
Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on NLP for Computer Assisted Language Learning (NLP4CALL 2018) at SLTC, Stockholm, 7th November 2018
Issue:
152
Article no.:
010
Pages:
91-98
No. of pages:
8
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2018-11-02
ISBN:
978-91-7685-173-9
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Series:
NEALT Proceedings Series
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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We describe ongoing work on an English language tutoring system currently being used as part of regular instruction in twelve German high school classes. In contrast to the traditional ICALL system approach analyzing learner language, we build on the approach of Rudzewitz et al. (2018) to generate variants of target answers based on task and target language models and combine this offline step with an online process flexibly matching learner answers with these variants. We extend the approach by advancing the search engine used in the online step to return more relevant results. Then we extend the approach to meaning-focused feedback, showing how it can be realized in the system in addition to the form-focused feedback. We conclude with an outlook on an intervention study we have designed to evaluate the system.



Keywords: language tutoring systems, ICALL, feedback

Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on NLP for Computer Assisted Language Learning (NLP4CALL 2018) at SLTC, Stockholm, 7th November 2018

Author:
Ramon Ziai, Björn Rudzewitz, Kordula De Kuthy, Florian Nuxoll, Detmar Meurers
Title:
Feedback Strategies for Form and Meaning in a Real-life Language Tutoring System
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Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on NLP for Computer Assisted Language Learning (NLP4CALL 2018) at SLTC, Stockholm, 7th November 2018

Author:
Ramon Ziai, Björn Rudzewitz, Kordula De Kuthy, Florian Nuxoll, Detmar Meurers
Title:
Feedback Strategies for Form and Meaning in a Real-life Language Tutoring System
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