Teaching English as a Second Language Utilizing Authoring Tools for Interactive Digital Storytelling

  • Wolfgang Müller
  • Ido Iurgel
  • Nuno Otero
  • Ute Massler
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6432)


This paper presents first results from an ongoing research initiative to develop an interactive storytelling application to support teaching English as a second language for children in schools. Considering the necessity to accommodate to both students’ and teachers’ needs, we provide a summarized review of relevant systems and discuss the envisioned challenges concerning the specific aim we are addressing. Furthermore, we present different usage scenarios closely related to the concept of role playing and its application within this problem space.


Interactive storytelling virtual actors authoring e-learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Müller
    • 1
  • Ido Iurgel
    • 2
    • 3
  • Nuno Otero
    • 3
  • Ute Massler
    • 4
  1. 1.Media Education and Visualization GroupUniversity of Education WeingartenWeingartenGermany
  2. 2.Centro de Computação Gráfica (CCG)GuimarãesPortugal
  3. 3.DSI System Information Dept. and EngageLabUniversidade do MinhoGuimarãesPortugal
  4. 4.English Language DepartmentUniversity of Education WeingartenWeingartenGermany

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