ProTutor: Historic Open Learner Models for Pronunciation Tutoring

Authors: 

Carrie Demmans Epp and Gordon Mccalla

Paper type: 
Poster

Abstract: 

Acquiring proper pronunciation is difficult for second language learners. We built a Russian pronunciation tutor, called ProTutor, that uses open learner models (OLMs). Of particular interest is ProTutor’s "historic OLM" that incorporates historic information about learner performance to encourage reflection and maintain learner motivation. In a formative evaluation participants indicated that ProTutor was helpful and fun to use.

Keywords: 

Open Learner Models, Computer Assisted Language Learning