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Title:Passive language learning application design
Author(s):Yang, Yinghua
Advisor(s):Sadler, Randall W
Contributor(s):Bishop, Hugh
Department / Program:Linguistics
Discipline:Teaching of English Sec Lang
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.A.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):Passive
Language
Learning
Technology
Design
Application
Abstract:This thesis proposes the term “passive language learning” and presents four digital language learning products designed and collaboratively implemented by the author. All of the four applications promote learning a foreign language passively by using creative application design to naturally integrate language learning into people’s daily interaction with the rest of the world. This is an endeavor to make second language acquisition easier and more enjoyable. The thesis first includes a literature review and then presents the four passive language learning applications accordingly: a grammar mistake tracking system called Alang operating on any smartwatch paired with any mobile phone; a foreign accent visualization iOS application called NoAccent, an international traveling and learning web application called Fling, and a language learning platform called FlipWord which integrates language learning into people’s daily web browsing. At the end of the thesis, the author discusses the limitations of the four applications and future work in passive language learning.
Issue Date:2017-07-18
Type:Thesis
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/100420
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Yinghua Yang
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-08-14
Date Deposited:2017-08


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