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Presentation 2009-04-17 13:00
Development of scientific English learning materials in noise and reverberation
Nao Hodoshima, Hinako Masuda, Keiichi Yasu, Takayuki Arai (Sophia Univ.) SP2009-1
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) It would be practical to improve listening skills of foreign languages by learning English in the environments that are close to our everyday listening situations. This paper reports an e-learning system which focuses on learning scientific English in noise and reverberation. The purposes of the e-learning system are 1) to help users to learn scientific English and 2) to improve English listening comprehension in our everyday listening condition. Thirty-four students in the Faculty of Science and Technology evaluated the system by word identification tests of scientific technical terms in four types of babble noise and two types of reverberation. Results of the listening tests showed that the correct rate in noisy or reverberant condition was lower than that without noise and reverberation. The results suggest that listening skill learned only in the condition without noise and reverberation would not hold true in our everyday listening situations. Our system instead suggests that it would help non-native listeners to improve speech intelligibility if foreign languages are learned in noise and reverberation.
Keyword (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) language learning / scientific English / noise / reverberation / non-native listeners / speech perception / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 109, no. 10, SP2009-1, pp. 1-6, April 2009.
Paper # SP2009-1 
Date of Issue 2009-04-10 (SP) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Information
Committee SP  
Conference Date 2009-04-17 - 2009-04-17 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) Kikai-Shinko-Kaikan Bldg. (Tokyo) 
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Topics (in English) Education in acoustics, speech and languages, and other related topics 
Paper Information
Registration To SP 
Conference Code 2009-04-SP 
Language Japanese 
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Sub Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Title (in English) Development of scientific English learning materials in noise and reverberation 
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Keyword(1) language learning  
Keyword(2) scientific English  
Keyword(3) noise  
Keyword(4) reverberation  
Keyword(5) non-native listeners  
Keyword(6) speech perception  
1st Author's Name Nao Hodoshima  
1st Author's Affiliation Sophia University (Sophia Univ.)
2nd Author's Name Hinako Masuda  
2nd Author's Affiliation Sophia University (Sophia Univ.)
3rd Author's Name Keiichi Yasu  
3rd Author's Affiliation Sophia University (Sophia Univ.)
4th Author's Name Takayuki Arai  
4th Author's Affiliation Sophia University (Sophia Univ.)
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Date Time 2009-04-17 13:00:00 
Presentation Time 30 
Registration for SP 
Paper # IEICE-SP2009-1 
Volume (vol) IEICE-109 
Number (no) no.10 
Page pp.1-6 
#Pages IEICE-6 
Date of Issue IEICE-SP-2009-04-10 

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