Professor Nobuaki Minematsu(Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems), Professor Noriko Nakanishi (Kobe Gakuin University), and Takuya Kunihara(Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems) recieved best paper award of 2023 at the Japan Association for Language Education and Technology.
Name of award and short explanation about the award:
Best Paper Award of 2023
About awarded research(activity):
Effects of English Shadowing Training Using Unlearned Passages on Listening and Speaking Skills,
Noriko NAKANISHI, Nobuaki MINEMATSU, Takuya KUNIHARA
Your impression & future plan:
Minematsu lab. has been developing a unique technical framework to measure language learners' listening disfluency and pronunciation deviations as sequential data, and we are happy to have received the best paper award of 2023 from The Japan Association for Language Education & Technology. The proposed framework is the world first pedagogically-sound method to measure listening disfluency without using brain sensing techniques. Special Training for English Academic Communication (STEAC), which is an English class to improve leaners' oral proficiency and has started in 2023 at School of Engineering, takes full advantage of the research results of this paper.