Knowledge Transfer Project (T1)

Developing an interactive workbook for English foreign language teaching

Integrating state-of-the-art form and meaning assessment from computational linguistics into a current workbook for the Gymnasium

 

Start of this project: October 1, 2016, duration: 3 years

 

Summary:

The goal of transfer project T1 is to connect the fundamental research results of project A4 (CoMiC: Comparing Meaning in Context) on meaning assessment as a subfield of Computational Linguistics with the analysis and feedback needs of real-life Foreign Language Teaching and Learning. The project makes this concrete by exploring how the computational analysis of meaning and form can be used to provide immediate, individualized feedback to English language learners working on a range of tasks. In collaboration with the publisher Diesterweg, the project pilots the development of an intellegent electronic workbook based on a current workbook approved for 7th grade English classes in Gymnasium.

 

More information on the project and the current prototype can be found on the landing page.

 

Principal Investigator:

Prof. Dr. Walt Detmar Meurers
Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft
Abt. Theoretische Computerlinguistik
Universität Tübingen
Wilhelmstraße 19
72074 Tübingen

E-Mail: dm(at)sfs.uni-tuebingen.de

 

Staff:

Ramon Ziai, M.A.Björn Rudzewitz, M.A.

Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft
Universität Tübingen
Wilhelmstraße 19 / Room 1.26
D-72074 Tübingen

Phone: 07071 29-74037
Mail: rziai(at)sfs.uni-tuebingen.de

Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft
Universität Tübingen
Wilhelmstraße 19 / Raum 1.33
D-72074 Tübingen

Phone: 4915786516542
Mail: bjoern.rudzewitz[at]uni-tuebingen.de
Dr. Kordula De KuthyVerena Möller

Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft
Universität Tübingen
Wilhelmstraße 19 / Room 1.26
D-72074 Tübingen

Phone: 07071 29-74037
Mail: kdk[at]sfs.uni-tuebingen.de

Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft
Universität Tübingen
Wilhelmstraße 19 / Room 1.25
D-72074 Tübingen

Mail: verena.moeller[at]uni-tuebingen.de

 

Research Assistants:

Maxim Korniyenko             Madeeswaran Kannan            
Jekaterina KaparinaTobias Pütz
Samantha Tureski

 

Application Partner:

Bildungshaus Schulbuchverlage Westermann Schroedel Diesterweg Schöningh Winklers GmbH (Braunschweig)

 

The publishing house Bildungshaus Schulbuchverlage Westermann Schroedel Diesterweg Schöningh Winklers GmbH is a leading producer of educational material for schools in Germany.