Office of Undergraduate Research

Online Foreign Language Learning

WWW.AFRIKAANS.US is now in the second year of research with 5,500 visitors per month. I am doing cutting edge research in asynchronous language acquisition. Objectives: The current focus is on pronunciation and vocabulary. Pronunciation: Students provide recorded samples (pre and post treatment).

Tasks and responsibilities:

Seeking one or two students skilled in JavaScript and XML. New innovation is required to enhance the foreign language presentations and verification on the Web. Students will develop an XML database structure to practice vocabulary and pronunciation. The content will be provided. Students will build the Javascript-Flash presentation of information and the ability for individual students to keep track of their progress.