CALICO Journal, Vol 16, No 3 (1999)

Speaking: A Critical Skill and a Challenge

Kathleen B. Egan
Issued Date: 7 Aug 2014


Speaking is at the heart of second language learning but has been somewhat ignored in teaching and testing for a number of logistical reasons. Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) can give speaking a central role in language instruction. This article describes plans and efforts to shape speech-interactive Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) programs. Current proficiency guidelines provide a practical framework for this development. Although questions and challenges remain, current implementations of ASR provide some solutions now, and on-going research holds great promise for future implementations.

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DOI: 10.1558/cj.v16i3.277-293


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