Tuesday, June 24
2:45 PM-3:05 PM

Big Brother is Watching You [get better at EFL interviews and presentations]! Harnessing facial, speech and gestural recognition for education.

Brief Paper: New Development ID: 41605
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    Todd Cooper
    Toyama National College of Technology
  2. Akira Tsukada
    Toyama National College of Technology
  3. Ryuichi Matoba
    Toyama National College of Technology
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    Yoshinori Naruse
    Toyama National College of Technology

Abstract: Mastering English interviews and presentations in Japan is as important for junior high-school students qualifying for EIKEN, as it is for middle-aged executives seeking a new international job. It is a lifelong quest, and students require one-to-one practice. However, large class sizes throughout the Japanese education system are a deterrent to creating ‚Äúcommunicative competence‚ÄĚ in English [Canale 1980, OECD 2009]. Furthermore, effective communication requires skills in both verbal [VC] and non-verbal communication [NVC]. Integrating a 3D camera with our Virtual Interviewing System [VIS] helps students develop VC and NVC by harnessing facial, speech and gestural recognition.

Presider: Noga Magen- Nagar, Gordon College of Education


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