DigiTala - Digital support for learning and assessing second language speaking

DigiTala research project (2019–2023) develops a digital tool based on automatic speech recognition for assessing oral language skills in high-stakes tests in Finland.

Target languages are Swedish and Finnish as a second national language. When the tool has learned a sufficient qualitative model for assessment from humans, it will adapt for independent training for students from different language backgrounds regardless of time and place.

The research project is financed by Academy of Finland in 2019-2023. There are experts of language education, speech and language processing and phonetics involved in project teams by University of Helsinki, Aalto University and University of Jyväskylä. The leader of the consortium is Assoc. Prof. Raili Hilden.

For more information about the project, see the DigiTala project site.