Pronunciation training software

Since several years Archean LABS has been developing new solutions for foreign language learning, especially for the improvement of oral communication skills (speech comprehension and production). These skills are often neglected in language learning softwares, which mostly focus on reading and writing. However, one may ask what is the point of learning a language if you can’t talk with native speakers?


Our research and development activities make use of the most performant speech processing techniques to design new solutions for 1) the automatic detection of pronunciation errors and 2) for providing the most helpful feedback to language learners, as a function of their difficulties (Fontan, Sahraoui & Detey 2016; Laborde et al. 2016; Fontan, 2016; Pellegrini, Fontan & Sahraoui, 2016).

 

References
  • Fontan, L., Detey, S., Le Coz, M., Domin, C.,  & Hapel, F. (2018). Vers une base lexicale phonétisée des référentiels du CECRL pour le FLE : Lexpro. Journées Interphonologie du Français Contemporain (iPFC), Paris (France), 2018/26/11.
  • Detey, S., Le Coz, M., Fontan, L., Barcat, C., Kawaguchi, Y., Akihiro, H., Sugiyama, K.,  & Kondo, N. (2018). Annotations minimales multi-niveaux d’un corpus de parole spontanée d’apprenants japonais de FLE et traitement automatique : perspectives didactiques. Journées Interphonologie du Français Contemporain (iPFC), Paris (France), 2018/26/11.
  • Le Coz, M., Detey, S., & Fontan, L. (2017). Caractérisation automatique du rythme parolier d’apprenants japonophones de FLE. Congrès CAP-FIPF Asie Pacifique, Kyoto (Japan), 2017/09/21.
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