Computer-Aided Second Language Learning through Speech-based Human-Computer Interactions

H. Meng

This initiative aims to develop speech and language technologies to support second language learning, especially for Chinese learners of English. We are developing an automatic speech recognizer that can detect and diagnose the learners’ pronunciation errors, in order to automatically generate corrective feedback that is helpful for the user. Text-to-speech synthesis technologies are also developed to provide spoken feedback. This project brings together the fields of engineering, linguistics and education. It opens up new opportunities in the area of e-learning and collaborative learning using next-generation web technologies. Please see