Ecole: The 11th ELSNET Summer School on Language and Speech Communication

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  The 11th ELSNET Summer School on Language and Speech Communication

      Topic: Language and Speech Technology in Language Learning

         Lille (France), Monday July 7 - Friday July 18, 2003


                Organized by the University of Lille 3

For the 11th ELSNET Summer School we have chosen a topic of great
relevance to researchers and developers in Europe and in other
multilingual environments: the use of language and speech
technology in language learning, both of spoken and of written
language. The goal of this workshop is to get young researchers
on a track that will eventually contribute to an important
application area. The underlying vision (or dream) is The
automatic animated language tutor.

+ Audience and aims:

We see the school as mainly research and development oriented, and
hence the primary audience are researchers, developers and integrators
who will make our vision happen (rather than teachers who would use
it). Both technological and pedagogical aspects will be taken into

The aims are:
  * to make the students familiar with the main principles and
    problems of language learning/teaching
  * to make them familiar with current best practice in computer
    assisted language learning
  * to make them familiar with the main challenges in computer
    assisted language learning

Participants are expected to have a general computational background
and some familiarity with language or speech research and/or
processing. After completion of the summer school participants should
be able to function in teams aimed at designing or implementing tools,
environments or courses for Computer Assisted Language Learning
(abbreviated CALL).

All students attend the same full programme, except for the hands-on
sessions, where students can sign up for either NLP or Speech oriented
streams. In special student sessions students can present their own
work. The presentations will be published on the ELSNET website.

The working language of the Summer School will be English.

+ Fees:

Category             Late registration fee (euro)
Students                                     140
Academic staff                               280
Commercial organisations                     560
ELSNET members are entitled to a 20% discount

+ Food and accommodation:

The cost of accommodation (on campus) will be ca 10 euro per
night for students.  Lunch and evening meals will be provided
during course days.

+ Registration, grants and other information:

For detailed information about programme, registration
procedures and deadlines, fees, accommodation, grant
possibilities, venue, course and social programme, etc visit the
ESS2003 website at

or send an email to the local organizers at elsnetadmin at

Creditcard payment is now possible.

A limited number of grants (covering the cost of accommodation)
may be available. Details and application forms can be found on
the website.

Steven Krauwer, ELSNET coordinator, UiL-OTS, Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht,
phone: +31 30 253 6050,  fax: +31 30 253 6000, email:
s.krauwer at
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