Environmental CAL for conversation pattern learning
There are many types of multimedia aids, teaching such things as language conversation and manners required in particular situations. There are few CAL systems which treat such domains. Particularly in companies, the need for this type of CAL systems has been increasing. The characteristics of this domain are such that the typical learning environment which uses the drill and practice method isn't suitable. Therefore we have considered the domain of language activity and described an Intelligent Learning Environment (ILE) which has an indirect instruction mechanism. This environment would aid in the realization of a general and effective CAL system structure, for supporting the learning of language conversation skills. A student would learn the most suitable behavior and utterance for a specific situation through simulation role-playing. In this paper, we describe some issues in the development of this system: (a) modeling of language activity, (b)structure and (c)instructional procedure in the ILE.
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