Integrating CALL Systems with Chatbots as Conversational Partners

Bayan Abu Shawar
2018 Journal of Computacion y Sistemas  
Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) systems is used as a media to teach a language without the need for a classroom or a teacher. CALL systems include language lessons and exercises to enhance the learners' vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills, and to provide learners with immediate feedback on their achievements. However, there is still a need to concentrate on practicing conversation where the computer plays the role of a conversational partner. Using language learning environments,
more » ... dialogue systems, and chatbots will fill full this need. This paper presents CALL activities, CALL role, and limitations. The paper discusses the need to integrate CALL system with a conversational agent or a chatbot to enable learners to practice a language in a conversational manner. Different experiments and evaluations are illustrated in this paper which show an improvement in learning outcomes by using chatbot as a conversational partner. The paper concludes that such integration between CALL and chatbot will lead to better results for language learners.
doi:10.13053/cys-21-4-2868 fatcat:7mo3rmnqnrcyjniihkzdhdr5ji