Speech recognition in ELT: its impact on teachers and learners

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Michael Carrier

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Speech recognition has come of age. It is accurate and part of everyday life, and powering automatic translation and testing systems. What impact will this have on ELT and how should we develop an appropriate pedagogical model, and prepare teachers for the application of speech recognition to our classrooms? I will give a critical appraisal of its pedagogical uses and dangers.