Development of Automatic Language Classroom Analysis System
Tuesday, June 26 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Location: Koepelzaal
Presider: Douglass Scott, Waseda University, Japan
Abstract: One of the highly validated language classroom observation methods is Communicative Orientation of Language Teaching initiated by N. Spada and M. Fröhlich. This method, however, is not widely used by language teachers because of its time-consuming coding procedures. To overcome this shortcoming, the author developed a new portable language classroom analysis tool named Mobile COLT and have started to plan its automatic version. Mobile COLT facilitates real-time class analysis using a Windows tablet. Since it can quantitatively display the features of the class, Mobile COLT can be an innovative tool for language teacher development. Its manual version has been already constructed, and the research to show its effectiveness has been conducted in primary and secondary schools. This paper expounds the functions of Mobile COLT, the application in classroom practices, and the development of the automatic version of Mobile COLT.