MILLA – online language practice with BelowHorizon’s language agent
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MILLA is a multimodal, interactive, language learning agent developed by BelowHorizon, a spinout of the ADAPT Centre.
She’s not exactly a chatbot, she’s a spoken dialog system – think chatbot’s older smarter sister.
She can guide you through language lessons and help you practice your listening, reading, and speaking!
We are hosting free online English, French, German and Spanish practice sessions on our prototype system. The activities will suit anyone who wants to work on their language skills and have a chat with MILLA.
The event is very suitable for Junior Cert and Leaving Cert students taking Irish or Modern Foreign Languages, and to migrants who want to improve their English.
The activity has two parts:
- Free access to prototype lessons
- Debrief on how MILLA uses speech technology and a survey to help us improve MILLA
To participate, sign up for a FREE account:
1. Go to https://www.milla.ie/
2. Click on 'Try a Lesson
3. Sign up
4. You'll get a confirmation email, and then you're set!
We hope MILLA will help participants see that understanding another language is a matter of practice, and demonstrate the useful ways speech technology and spoken dialog systems can help.