Project Tag: Alelo

Second-Language Sustainment (SL Sustain)

Virtual roleplay and remedial instruction to evaluate students’ retention of Mandarin Chinese after three months’ learning inactivity over summer vacations. Built on the Virtual Chinese platform developed in partnership with Virtual Virginia Online School. Tasks included developing a curriculum, creating analytics for evaluating students’ language skills, writing and implementing branching conversations, writing remedial lesson content, and creating …

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Virtual roleplay conversations for students of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) built on the Enskill® platform . Tasks included writing and implementing branching conversations about daily activities such as going to the post office and ordering food at a restaurant, as well as iteratively creating a library of possible utterances for the ASR system to …

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Mandarin Chinese robot-assisted learning development. Tasks included writing and implementing branching conversations and recruiting native speakers of Mandarin to create automatic speech recognition (ASR) models. June 2014–January 2015.

Virtual Cultural Awareness Trainer (VCAT)

The Virtual Cultural Awareness Trainer (VCAT) equips military personnel deploying abroad with the cultural and linguistic skills they need to complete missions respectfully. Courses and virtual roleplay developed in partnership with the US Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO). Regions developed: Arabian Peninsula Horn of Africa Northern Africa Japan Republic of Korea Tasks …

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