ISCA International Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2011)
We report on a preliminary study which investigated the effect
of form vs. meaning focused computer-based type-written activities
on spoken communicative skills of learners of German.
Both types of activities were realized as written interactions
with a computer-based dialogue system and were framed within
a Directions giving scenario. The linguistic form in focus was
the German dative case in prepositional phrases. The paper introduces
the methodology we adopt to assess the learners language
fluency (holistic fluency ratings and temporal measures
of speech) and reports on the results of a pilot experiment.
Index Terms. computer-assisted task-based language learning, second-language acquisition, communicative approach, fluency
Bibliographic reference. Wolska, Magdalena / Wilske, Sabrina (2011): "Assessing the effect of type-written form-focused dialogues on spoken language fluency", In SLaTE-2011, 57-60.