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Using LARA for language learning: a pilot study for Icelandic

Published inCALL and complexity: short papers from EUROCALL 2019, Editors Fanny Meunier, Julie Van de Vyver,Linda Bradley & Sylvie Thouësny, p. 33-38
Presented at Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgique), 28-31 August
Publication date2019

This paper presents a brief overview of LARA (Learning And Reading Assistant), an open source online tool that has been under development since summer 2018. LARA currently6 contains a corpus of about 25 texts in ten languages and a crowdsourcing model used to expand the corpus. The central goal is to provide support for improving second language (L2) reading comprehension. The focus here is on the development of Icelandic content and its use during pilot testing amongst adult L2 learners of Icelandic. Preliminary feedback from users, while mostly positive, contained suggestions on how the tool might be improved.

  • Crowdsourcing
  • L2 learning
  • Open-source
  • Pilot testing
  • Reading
Research group
  • Swiss National Science Foundation - FNS Callector
Citation (ISO format)
BÉDI, Branislav et al. Using LARA for language learning: a pilot study for Icelandic. In: CALL and complexity: short papers from EUROCALL 2019. Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgique). [s.l.] : Research-publishing.net, 2019. p. 33–38. doi: 10.14705/rpnet.2019.38.9782490057542
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