10. Oral Text Learning

Dick Schmitz (rschmitz@email.unc.edu, 962-4018 or 962-8918)

Abstract

"Oral Text Learning," a system developed by the Dr. Jim Noblitt, involves learning language by listening to foreign language popular music (mostly straight audio, but some streaming music videos as well) from course web pages using a RealAudio server accompanied by the native and english translation texts. It is a technique thaahnique thaathaalistening to foreign language popular music (mostly straight audio, but some streaming music videos as well) from course web pages using a RealAudio server accompanied by the native and english translation texts. It is a technique that combines access to real-world examples of the syntax, dialect, intonation, etc. of the languages with a presentation method that gets (and holds) the interest of most students.

The popularity of the technology has presented some production burdens that need to be better distributed if the system is to be successful in the long-run. Need tools to help contributors assemble pieces.

Implementation Notes

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