Demos and resources
This page gives links to online language learning courses built using CALL-SLT Lite, a platform that has been under development at Geneva University since 2014. You can find documentation for the platform here.
HOW TO RUN A COURSE
- Click on the link for the course.
- If you don't have a userid and password, you can enter using "guest" and no password.
- To get help about what you can say, click on Help (question-mark icon, lower right).
- To speak, press Record (microphone icon, middle right), KEEP IT PRESSED DOWN WHILE TALKING, and release.
English dialogue course
A substantial course, constructed by Claudia Baur in connection with her PhD thesis, which allows Swiss German students in their second or third year of English to practice communication skills and fluency in the context of eight interactive multimodal dialogues. The course was eventually tested on more than 200 students in 15 different school classes. Data collected from these experiments was used to define the Spoken CALL Shared Task co-organised by Geneva University, the University of Birmingham, and Radboud University.
More English courses
A course, constructed by Aline Jolidon in connection with her Masters thesis, which uses minimal pairs to help francophone students practice difficult English sounds.
A course, constructed by Christopher Petrovic in connection with his Masters thesis, which lets francophone students practice English pronunciation.
French courses used at University of Bologna
Two courses, constructed by Cristiana Cervini and Pierrette Bouillon, which let Italian students at the University of Bologna practice French grammar and vocabulary.
More French courses
A course, constructed by Pierrette Bouillon, which lets students practice French grammar and vocabulary in a restaurant domain.
A version of Tex's French Grammar, a popular online course from the University of Texas at Austin, adapted into interactive spoken form by Cathy Chua
A simple course, constructed by Manny Rayner, in which the student practices mental arithmetic in spoken French.
Interactive poetry in Italian
Interactive versions of Italian poems, constructed by Sabina Sestigiani, Manny Rayner and Irene Strasly. More information about this material can be found here.
Elementary Italian exercises
Exercises for first year students of Italian, constructed by Sabina Sestigiani and Manny Rayner. These courses are currently being used at Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia.
A crash course in tourist Slovenian, constructed for the LREC 2016 conference by Manny Rayner and a Slovenian native speaker.
Examples of basic lessons in Mandarin, constructed by Shenshen Cai at Swinburne University, Melbourne.
Toy courses from online documentation
Courses used in the online CALL-SLT Lite documentation.
English for chess players
Five interactive lessons for chess players who want to learn basic English chess vocabulary. Course constructed by Manny Rayner.
It is easy to construct simple CALL games using the platform. Here are some representative examples.