A Mobile English Language Learning System (MELLS) for Namibian Teachers

ID: 31297 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Hilary Wilder, William Paterson University, United States

Tuesday, March 8 5:55 PM-6:15 PM Location: Hermitage A

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Abstract: The Mobile English Language Learning System (MELLS) is a pilot project that will be developed to provide Namibian teachers with a way of gaining English language listening and speaking fluency by using their cell phones. The project will be an add-on to a large program funded by the Ministry of Education to upgrade the English language proficiency of Namibia’s 20,000 teachers. It will use an Interactive Voice Recognition (IVR) system that teachers from all over the country (even in the remote, rural areas) can call into at any time in order to practice their listening and speaking skills. The system will be built to run on a low-end laptop, using open source software.

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