Speaking and Listening Learning System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: 919900118C0036
Agency Tracking Number: 91990018C0036
Amount: $199,998.24
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2018
Solicitation Year: 2018
Solicitation Topic Code: 91990018R0006
Solicitation Number: 91990018R0006
Small Business Information
1242 C St SE, Washington DC, DC, 20007
DUNS: 081054324
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Lorie
 (202) 245-7550
 williamlorie@alumni.stanford.edu
Business Contact
 William Lorie
Phone: (202) 245-7550
Email: williamlorie@alumni.stanford.edu
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In this project, researchers will develop a prototype of a web-based tool through which English Learners (EL) can practice conversation with an automated avatar. The Speaking and Listening Learning System will provide support, feedback, and will adapt to the conversational level of students. At the end of Phase I, in a pilot study with 20 EL students in grades 1 and 2, the researchers will examine whether the prototype functions as planned, if students are able to converse with the avatar, and if the prototype shows initial promise for improving outcomes for language acquisition.

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