Towards NLP-based Semi-automatic Preparation of Content for Language Learning using LingoSnacks m-Learning Platform
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Vocabulary growth is an important element for language learning but it requires repeated and varied exposure to the new words and their usage in different context. However preparing suitable learning content for effective language learning remains a challenging and time-consuming task. This paper reports the experience of designing and developing a m-Learning platform (named LingoSnacks) for semi-automatic preparation of content for language learning using Natural Language Processing (NLP) services. LingoSnacks Authoring Tools provide an environment of assisted authoring of learning content and delivering it to the learner in game-like interactive learning activities. Empirical testing results from teachers who used LingoSnacks indicate that the participants were able to ease their lessons preparation tasks. Also the resulting learning packages helped learners in vocabulary acquisition as the number of new vocabulary that they can recognize, recall and retain was significantly higher that participants who just used conventional lessons in a classroom.
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