Study on English learning support using question cards and smart speakers

Ayame Kobayashi, Shigeto Ozawa

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

This study intended to clarify how children interact with smart speakers when they learn English as a second language. Second, it aimed to determine the topics children find easy when talking with smart speakers. Han. J. et al (2008) have stated that children’s interactions in English with robots were effective for the learning of English words and for the acquisition of vocabulary. The subjects were eight students who had not experienced smart speakers. The researchers used 60 question cards to help beginners to ask questions to smart speakers and subsequently encouraged the children to create their own questions. The participating students exhibited two trends of preference in the questions they asked: first, students asked questions that assumed ‘Alexa’ was a human being, even though they knew it was an artifact; second, children selected questions that could be generated by exchanging words (nouns) and that could satisfy their intellectual curiosity. Specifically, children were found to ask questions such as “How many calories are in a donut?”.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCE 2019 - 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings
EditorsMaiga Chang, Hyo-Jeong So, Lung-Hsiang Wong, Ju-Ling Shih, Fu-Yun Yu, Michelle P. Banawan, Ben Chang, Weiqin Chen, Andrei D. Coronel, Swapna Gottipati, H. Ulrich Hoppe, Morris S.Y. Jong, Calvin Liao, Jon Mason, Fan Ouyang, Patcharin Panjaburee, Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Yanjie Song, Niwat Srisawasdi, Ahmed Tlili, Chengjiu Yin
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages703-705
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9789869721448
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Nov 19
Event27th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2019 - Kenting, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2019 Dec 22019 Dec 6

Publication series

NameICCE 2019 - 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings
Volume2

Conference

Conference27th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2019
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityKenting
Period19/12/219/12/6

Keywords

  • Constructive interaction
  • English learning
  • Smart speaker
  • Utterance research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Education

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Study on English learning support using question cards and smart speakers'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Kobayashi, A., & Ozawa, S. (2019). Study on English learning support using question cards and smart speakers. In M. Chang, H-J. So, L-H. Wong, J-L. Shih, F-Y. Yu, M. P. Banawan, B. Chang, W. Chen, A. D. Coronel, S. Gottipati, H. U. Hoppe, M. S. Y. Jong, C. Liao, J. Mason, F. Ouyang, P. Panjaburee, M. M. T. Rodrigo, Y. Song, N. Srisawasdi, A. Tlili, ... C. Yin (Eds.), ICCE 2019 - 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings (pp. 703-705). (ICCE 2019 - 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings; Vol. 2). Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.