Second language vocabulary learning whilewalking

Shogo Fukushima, Ari Hautasaari, Takeo Hamada

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Second language (L2) learners often lack opportunities or motivation to dedicate their time to vocabulary learning over other daily activities. In this work, we introduce a mobile application that allows L2 learners to instead leverage their "dead time", such as when walking to and from school or work, to study new vocabulary items. The application combines audio learning and location-based contextually relevant L1-L2 word pairs to allow L2 learners to "discover" new foreign language words while walking. We report on the evaluation of the approach from three aspects: L2 vocabulary retention after 1 month, system usability and workload.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2019
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450365475
Publication statusPublished - Mar 11 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event10th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2019 - Reims, France
Duration: Mar 11 2019Mar 12 2019

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference10th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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