17.053 Summer School on Language and Speech Communication

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                    Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 53.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

             Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2003 07:40:23 +0100
             From: Steven Krauwer <Steven.Krauwer@let.uu.nl>
             Subject: ESS2003: ELSNET Summer School on CALL

                         REMINDER: Still places available

                              CALL for PARTICIPATION

        The 11th ELSNET Summer School on Language and Speech Communication

            Topic: Language and Speech Technology in Language Learning

               Lille (France), Monday July 7 - Friday July 18, 2003


                      Organized by the University of Lille 3

    For the 11th ELSNET Summer School we have chosen a topic of great
    relevance to researchers and developers in Europe and in other
    multilingual environments: the use of language and speech
    technology in language learning, both of spoken and of written
    language. The goal of this workshop is to get young researchers
    on a track that will eventually contribute to an important
    application area. The underlying vision (or dream) is The
    automatic animated language tutor.

    + Audience and aims:

    We see the school as mainly research and development oriented, and
    hence the primary audience are researchers, developers and integrators
    who will make our vision happen (rather than teachers who would use
    it). Both technological and pedagogical aspects will be taken into

    The aims are:
        * to make the students familiar with the main principles and
          problems of language learning/teaching
        * to make them familiar with current best practice in computer
          assisted language learning
        * to make them familiar with the main challenges in computer
          assisted language learning

    Participants are expected to have a general computational background
    and some familiarity with language or speech research and/or
    processing. After completion of the summer school participants should
    be able to function in teams aimed at designing or implementing tools,
    environments or courses for Computer Assisted Language Learning
    (abbreviated CALL).

    All students attend the same full programme, except for the hands-on
    sessions, where students can sign up for either NLP or Speech oriented
    streams. In special student sessions students can present their own
    work. The presentations will be published on the ELSNET website.

    The working language of the Summer School will be English.
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    For detailed information about programme, registration
    procedures and deadlines, fees, accommodation, grant
    possibilities, venue, course and social programme, etc visit the
    ESS2003 website at


    or send an email to the local organizers at elsnetadmin@univ-lille3.fr

    Creditcard payment is now possible.

    A limited number of grants (covering the cost of accommodation)
    may be available. Details and application forms can be found on
    the website.

    Steven Krauwer, ELSNET coordinator, UiL-OTS, Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht, NL
    phone: +31 30 253 6050, fax: +31 30 253 6000, email: s.krauwer@elsnet.org

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