Jozef Colpaert

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The current paper deals with the relation between language resources and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) systems: language resources are essential in the development of CALL applications, during the development of the system resources are created, and finally the CALL system itself can be used to generate additional resources that are useful for(More)
Automatic recognition of non-native speech is problematic. A key challenge in developing spoken CALL systems is to design exercises that enable learning but which are still technically feasible. This especially applies to systems intended for practicing grammar. In the current paper we focus on the issue of matching design and speech technology. On the one(More)
In this paper we describe the research that was carried out and the resources that were developed within the DISCO (Development and Integration of Speech technology into COurseware for language learning) project. This project aimed at developing an ASR-based CALL system that automatically detects pronunciation and grammar errors in Dutch L2 speaking and(More)
Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs) are a relatively new, but increasingly more common, tool in the classrooms of Flemish Secondary schools. This paper reports on research which attempted to map not only the amount of IWB use in Flemish secondary schools but, perhaps more importantly, to assess how they are used and the progress of teachers in developing their(More)
No technology carries an inherent, direct, measurable and generalizable effect on learning. Nor does speech technology. Its assumed added value is not a starting point for design, but a hypothesis resulting from design. Role and shape of speech technologies are simply logical and natural consequences of the specification of an optimal language learning(More)
Communicative approaches, if indiscriminately applied in usual school settings, often divorce competence from performance in training and testing. In spite of many scientific warnings, the trend is still being propagated through official guidelines. This article tackles some of the issues: the artificiality of situations, the complexity of normal(More)
The current paper deals with the relation between language resources and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) systems: language resources are essential in the development of CALL applications, during the development of the system resources are created, and finally the CALL system itself can be used to generate additional resources that are useful for(More)
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