Adaptive Language LEarning technology for the Greater RegiOn
The Interreg project ALLEGRO focuses on the development of new technologies for foreign language learning. Our aim is to make computer-based foreign language learning more interactive, more engaging, and more fun ! Our vision is to give learners tools which would enable them to exercise practical conversations, which they might encounter in real life, with a computer.
ALLEGRO is a collaboration between Prof. Pinkal’s Computational Linguistics group at Saarland University, Dr. Josef Brugard’s group at DFKI, Dr. Gardent’s and Dr. Laprie’s groups of INRIA, Nancy and Dr. Pietquin’s group of Supelec, Metz. ALLEGRO is funded within the EU Interreg IV A programme and receives ca. 2 million euros for a three year funding period starting January 2010. Prof. Manfred Pinkal is the coordinator of the project.
The goals of the ALLEGRO project are :
developing sophisticated tools for interactive learning of foreign languages and especially French and German ;
to make evoluated tools available on the web to allow their massive use by teachers and students ;
to reinforce, through a cross border scientific cooperation, research in language engineering and to increase the visibiliy of the Great Region in the field.
More information on the ALLEGRO website.
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