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Wednesday, March 11 • 09:35 - 09:50
Use of an Intermediate Face between a Learner and a Teacher in Second Language Learning with Shadowing

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Authors: Yoko Nakanishi and Yasuto Nakanishi

Abstract: Shadowing is a language-learning method whereby a learner attempts to repeat, i.e., shadow, what he/she hears immediately. We propose displaying a computer-generated intermediate face between a learner and a teacher as an appropriate intermediate scaffold for shadowing. The intermediate face allows the learner to follow a teacher’s face and mouth movements more effectively. We describe a prototype system that generates an intermediate face from real-time camera input and captured video. We also discuss a user study of the prototype system with crowd-sourced participants. The results of the user study suggest that the prototype system provided better pronunciation cues than video-only shadowing techniques.

Wednesday March 11, 2015 09:35 - 09:50
Room: Heliconia Jr. Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore

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