#1 Using Alelo Simulations to Build Fluency and Self-Confidence
Dr. W. Lewis Johnson and Karen Chiang, Alelo
Intended audience: English teachers and program directors
Friday, August 16, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Eastern / 8:30 AM-9:30 AM Pacific Click here to register
Friday, August 23, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Eastern / 8:30 AM-9:30 AM Pacific Click here to register
Do your students need more opportunities to practice speaking English? Is lack of self-confidence holding them back? This webinar introduces Alelo’s Enskill simulation platform and explains how to use Alelo simulations to help your students develop self-confidence and increase fluency. They complement speaking classes by giving learners opportunities to practice conversations in the language lab and at home. Teachers in Mexico who use Enskill report that their students come to class better prepared, and their classes become much more communicative.
Enskill uses artificial intelligence (AI) to create animated avatars that speak and understand English and engage in task-based conversations with students. The platform automatically tracks learners’ ability to accomplish task objectives and measures conversational fluency. It automatically selects practice exercises for each student based upon their performance, making practice time more efficient. Dashboards show each student’s effort and progress toward mastery.
||W. Lewis Johnson, Ph.D.
President and CEO, Alelo Inc.
Dr. Johnson is an internationally recognized expert in AI education. For his work on the first Alelo immersive game, Tactical Iraqi, he won DARPA’s Significant Technical Achievement Award. He has been a past President of the International AI in Education Society and was co-winner of the 2017 Autonomous Agents Influential Paper Award for his work in the field of pedagogical agents. He has been invited to speak at many international conferences such as the International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, and presented a Distinguished Lecture at the National Science Foundation.
Chief Revenue Officer, Alelo Inc.
Karen Chiang has been involved in language learning and testing in academic and workplace applications for over 30 years. Prior to working with Alelo she was VP of sales at Pearson and was responsible for talent solutions and commercialization of the Versant language assessment products which utilize automated scoring. Karen has experience in international and business development in emerging markets such as India.