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Cet outil a été conçu dans le cadre d'un accord de coopération entre le Centre européen pour les langues vivantes et la Commission européenne
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Speak & Improve

Principal function(s): Autonomous learning

Speak & Improve is a tool which helps English language learners improve their speaking and pronunciation skills by answering questions asked by an AI-generated robot. It is being developed by the University of Cambridge and is currently a research project. Evaluation: Speak & Improve is a useful tool to encourage students to practise their spoken English and to help increase their confidence in speaking. A suggestion for use would be to ask students to submit an audio recording of their chats with Speak & Improve, and then to work on their speaking and pronunciation after hearing themselves speak. Speak & Improve also provides an orientative grade of the students’ CEFR speaking level by analysing their responses, although this is not always accurate.

Cost: Free

Website: https://speakandimprove.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work

Skills

  • Speaking
  • Pronunciation

Content

  • Website/other users supply

Usability

Interface User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface

Easy-to-use, simple

Time efficiency Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task

Medium. The software needs some time to process the responses.

Interface language(s) The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to

English

Respect for privacy Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous?

Medium. Speak & Improve requires no personal data to use it but it collects recordings of users’ submissions to improve the software. For users who create an account, Speak & Improve collects various types of personal information, including information provided by users. This includes email addresses, passwords, levels of study, mother tongue, and additional personal information, such as biographical details, personal opinions, likes, and dislikes. Its privacy policy also indicates the collection of technical information, such as IP addresses and browsing data, together with cookies, which can be deactivated. It also shares data with third parties for purposes such as providing services, research, analytics, and advertising. It mentions that information is stored on secure servers, and payment transactions are encrypted using SSL technology. It mentions that users have rights over their personal information, such as the right to access their data, request copies, make changes, correct, delete, limit or stop data usage, move data to a third party, or change their consent. Speak & Improve does not explicitly state compliance with the GDPR. See more here.

Saving work for future use Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction

No.

Tailorability (If so, how?) Possibility of the tool to be used for a range of different activities (e.g. to what extent you can organize a project assignment with a central activity based on this tool)

Low. Users can answer questions in different ways, but the questions are provided by the software.

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No installation nor user account is required. Accessed through a browser. A microphone is required.

Compatibility/ Operating System

All operating systems

Other technical requirements


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Principal Functions
Type Of Interaction
Group/pair work - classmates
Group/pair work - outsiders
Individual work
Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills
Listening
Speaking
Reading
Writing
Vocabulary
Grammar
Pronunciation
Intercultural

Content
You supply
Website/other users supply

 


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