Alelo, in collaboration with the Faculty of Technical Sciences of the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, conducted an evaluation of Alelo Enskill® English with students in the University’s English for information technology purposes (EIT) program. This was the first major test of the new version of Alelo’s AI-driven Enskill platform, which utilizes statistical natural language processing and machine learning to engage in realistic spoken dialogues with English language learners.
Here are the key findings of the study:
- The participating instructor felt that it was a great education tool that helps students practice speaking in real-life situations.
- Students rated Enskill English very highly, and considered it to be good way to practice English. They found it useful, fun, and easy to use.
- Both beginner-level and intermediate-level English language learners (A and B levels in the Common European Framework of Reference) can benefit from spoken dialogue practice using Enskill.
The report also includes analyses of learner speech performance. Enskill’s analytics assess communicative competencies and measure time on task and improvements in cognitive fluency over time.