The project's objective is to carry out preparatory work for the development of tools to assist in spoken language acquisition. The main target market is that of second language learning for business purposes. ILAM1999 tools are intended to be used either in stand-alone, self-learning mode, or as part of a tutored environment, and will incorporate multimedia and telecommunications features. The student will be able to interact spontaneously with the system in realistic situations, via innovative components based on interactive video and speech recognition technologies. The consortium is composed of major providers of speech and educational technologies, language teaching and training centres, and cultural institutions. The consortium will work in consultation with a user group, which will ensure that tools match user needs, and an industrial group which will investigate market opportunities and commercial prospects.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
60313 Frankfurt Am Main