Second Language Studies: Acquisition, Learning, Education and Technology

Tokyo, Japan
September 22-24, 2010

Bridging the Gap between L2 Research and Classroom Practice (2): Evaluation of Automatic Scoring System for L2 Speech

Yusuke Kondo (1), Eiichiro Tsutsui (2), Michiko Nakano (3)

(1) Language Education Center, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
(2) International Center, Hiroshima International University, Japan
(3) Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences, Waseda University, Japan

This paper introduces the construction, the implementation, and the evaluation of an automated scoring system for read-aloud speech of L2 learners’. In this system, evaluation scores given by trained human raters are predicted, based on the speech characteristics of learners in read-aloud speech.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kondo, Yusuke / Tsutsui, Eiichiro / Nakano, Michiko (2010): "Bridging the gap between L2 research and classroom practice (2): evaluation of automatic scoring system for L2 speech", In L2WS-2010, paper P1-3.