Share Paper: Development of Automatic Language Classroom Analysis System

  1. Hiroki Ishizuka, Hokkaido University of Education, Asahikawa Campus, Japan
  2. Ronald KIbler, Hokkaido Komazawa University, Japan
Tuesday, June 26 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Koepelzaal

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 ...