Language learning technology

Second language learning – a huge market if we are to believe the rare figures found here, and there – has so far been a poor relative of language and speech technology applications. The only globally successful company in this area I know is the French company Auralog, which has carved out a niche for its speech training software. Anyone interested in latest R&D developments should probably attend the NLP and Speech Technologies in Advanced Language Learning Systems to be held this month in Venice.

Andrew Joscelyne
European, a language technology industry watcher since Electric Word was first published, sometime journalist, consultant, market analyst and animateur of projects. Interested in technologies for augmenting human intellectual endeavour, multilingual méssage, the history of language machines, the future of translation, and the life of the digital mindset.

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