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The Study of the Application of a Web-Based Chatbot System on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
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, Institute for Interdisciplinary Informatics, University of Augsburg, Germany

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This paper reports the findings of a study conducted on the application of a web-based human-computer dialog system with natural language (chatbot) on the teaching of foreign languages. An experiment has been made using this system to work as a chat partner with the users learning the foreign languages. The dialogs have been collected. Statistical results about the dialogs are shown and analyzed. Findings indicate that the dialogs between the human and the computer are mostly short, but also indicate that many participants in this experiment are interested in the system. The reasons are: it is accessible anywhere at any time on contrary to that it is not easy to find a human chatting partner speaking this language as the mother language, and the learners are more confident confronting with a robot or a computer program which is obviously less intelligent as the human themselves.

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Jia, J. (2004). The Study of the Application of a Web-Based Chatbot System on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1201-1207). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 18, 2019 from .

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