WO2016129515A1 - Program and method for foreign language learning - Google Patents

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WO2016129515A1
WO2016129515A1 PCT/JP2016/053470 JP2016053470W WO2016129515A1 WO 2016129515 A1 WO2016129515 A1 WO 2016129515A1 JP 2016053470 W JP2016053470 W JP 2016053470W WO 2016129515 A1 WO2016129515 A1 WO 2016129515A1
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[Problem] To provide a program for English learning that can be efficiently executed even on a small screen of a portable information device, and a method for English learning. [Solution] Provided is an English language learning program that uses a dictionary storing therein additional information such as the difficulty levels of words to perform processing such as displaying a Japanese translation together with an English word in accordance with the level of a learner, emphasizing an English word important for syntax analysis of an English sentence, and displaying the accent position of an English word together with the English word.

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Program and methods for foreign language learning

The present invention is a program for efficient foreign language learning, in particular, it relates to foreign language learning program that runs on a portable information device having a touch screen.

Foreign language, in particular, efficient learning of English is a critical challenge, a variety of computer programs for the purpose has been provided it. In particular, popular high from the mobile information device foreign language program for learning to take advantage of the user interface based on the touch screen, such as a smart phone is available on the go or the like. For example, such as by displaying a Japanese translation of the word in the foreign language text in a pop-up format, it is possible to improve the reading skills of foreign language text.

Here, it is necessary to devise on the user interface (UI) in the foreign language learning program that runs especially on a mobile information devices. UI the user's operation is required each time you display the additional information of meaning, such as the Japanese is not necessarily efficient on a mobile information devices.

In addition, in the information display of the Japanese translation, etc., it is desirable to perform customized to match the level of the user. To display the meaning of a known word for the user, especially, in the small screen of the portable information devices, the complexity of the display, which is not preferable. Techniques for the display format of the dictionary information Japanese translation etc. in consideration of the level of the user a foreign language words, Patent Document 1, and is disclosed in Patent Document 2. However, one of the technology, for any foreign language text, a small screen on the handheld information devices, was not possible to correspond to the problem of providing a foreign language learning programs that take advantage of the touch interface.

Patent 2011-186680 Patent 2014-115908

Efficient viable foreign language learning programs in the small screen of the mobile information equipment, and to provide a learning method.

The present invention includes a word first language, and difficulty level of words in the first languages, a dictionary file stored in association with means in the second language words in the first languages a foreign language learning program that runs on the computer was, as a key word of the first language in the input sentence, and the difficulty level of the words of the first language from the dictionary file, the first language of the procedure to read a meaning in the second language word, only when the first language word difficulty level is higher than a predetermined level, in the second language words in the first language It means, to solve the above problems by providing a foreign language learning program for executing a procedure for displaying on the neighboring word of the first language in the sentences.

Further, the present invention includes a word, the word of whether the syntactic understanding important flag (hereinafter, syntax importance flag) and foreign language learning which operates on a computer equipped with a dictionary file stored in association with each other a program, as a key word in the input sentence, the procedure for reading the syntax importance flag from the dictionary file, only if the syntax importance flag is oN and executes the instructions to highlight the word to solve the above problems by providing a foreign language learning programs.

Further, the present invention includes a word, a language learning program running on a computer equipped with a dictionary file stored in association with data indicating the accent position of the word, as a key word in the input sentence the problem by providing a step of reading data indicating the accent position from the dictionary file, based on the data indicating the accent position, the said word language learning program for executing means for displaying together with the accent position to resolve.

Further, the present invention includes a word of the first language, said the word difficulty levels of the first language, a dictionary file stored in association with means in the second language words in the first language a foreign language learning method to be executed on a computer equipped with, as a key word of the first language in the input sentence, and the difficulty level of the words of the first language from the dictionary file, the first a step of reading the meaning of the second language words in one language only if difficulty level of words in the first language is higher than a predetermined level, the second word of the first language the meaning of the language, to solve the above problems by offering foreign language learning method comprising the step of displaying points of words of the first language in the sentences.

The present invention additionally provides words and the words of whether syntactically understand important flag (hereinafter, syntax importance flag) and foreign language running on a computer equipped with a dictionary file stored in association with each other a learning method, as a key word in the input sentence, the steps of: reading the syntax importance flag from the dictionary file, only if the syntax importance flag is oN, and a step of highlighting the word to solve the above problems by providing a foreign language learning method.

The present invention additionally provides words and, a foreign language learning method executed on a computer equipped with a dictionary file stored in association with data indicating the accent position of the word, the key words in the input sentence as the problem by providing a foreign language learning method comprising the steps of: reading the data indicating the accent position from the dictionary file, based on the data indicating the accent position, and displaying the word with the accent position to resolve.

Program for efficiently executable language learning in small screen of the portable information device (especially enhance foreign language text reading comprehension), and, a method is provided.

It is an example of a hardware configuration for executing the English program according to the present invention. It is an example of a data structure of dictionary English program according to the present invention. An example of a screen display of the English language program according to the present invention (1). An example of a screen display of the English language program according to the present invention is an example of a flowchart of a program for displaying (Part 1). An example of a screen display of the English language program according to the present invention (2). An example of a screen display of the English language program according to the present invention is an example of a flowchart of a program for displaying (Part 2). An example of a screen display of the English language program according to the present invention (3). An example of a screen display of the English language program according to the present invention is an example of a flowchart of a program for displaying (Part 3). An example of a screen display of the English language program according to the present invention (4). An example of a screen display of the English language program according to the present invention is an example of a flowchart of a program for displaying (Part 4).

It will be described embodiments of the present invention with reference to FIG below. In the following examples, but the user who skilled in Japanese is used as an example the case of learning English, the present invention is applicable to a combination of any language.

It shows an example of the hardware (100) configured for executing the English program according to the present invention in FIG. English program according to the present invention will be effective by executing on portable information equipment represented by phone or tablet terminal, it may be executed on a general personal computer or other dedicated equipment.

Display program (101), to display the English teaching materials text, a computer program used to display additional information to help you learn English in response to a user of the operation. Dictionary file (102) is a means for storing information of meanings like English words. It is desirable that the dictionary file (102) program for the user to independently add, delete or change the contents of are provided separately. Materials file (103) is a program to save the English text to be displayed. It is desirable that the user can use their own teaching materials. Display device (104), the display program (101) materials file, and a hardware such as a liquid crystal display device for displaying additional information. Input device (104) is hardware for sending a command to display program (101) receives an operation of a user, typically a touch-enabled display, the display device (104) the same as the hardware although, it may be a separate keyboard device or a mouse. Incidentally, the processor and memory for executing and storing programs, components, such as a network connection function is not shown since it is well known in the art.

Figure 2 shows an example of the data structure of the dictionary file (102). In the dictionary file of the present invention (102), seen in a general computer English-Japanese dictionary, an English word is a key, Japanese meaning of, and, in addition to information such as part of speech, the level representing the degree of difficulty of the word, the syntax information indicating the importance for grasping, and it is desirable that information indicating the accent position of English words (e.g., whether there is accented character number before) are stored. Also summarized in these information is one of the files, may be stored in a separate file for each columns (columns). It is desirable that the position of accent do not save the accent position for the obvious word. In addition, phrases not only English words of the keys of one dictionary file (102) (for example, "so that", etc.) may also be desirable to include.

Figure 3 shows a screen example of a display of a display program (101) (for automatically displaying the meaning of difficult words in accordance with the level of the user). Figure 3-a is a screen in the initial state, FIG. 3-b by the processing of the display program (101) is a screen while viewing the meaning in the English word of Japanese next to the English word. User level than the level is low, meaning of English words is determined that known not displayed for the user. Also user level is set by the user himself, the display program (101) may be set in accordance with the progress of learning. Meaning of the English word instead of displaying it according to the user's operation in such as pop-up, it is desirable to always displayed next to the corresponding English words. Be performed one by one operation on a small screen of the portable information apparatus because reduces the efficiency of learning. Also, in devices such screen is large as a tablet terminal or a personal computer to display side by side original English (Fig 3-a) and a screen displaying the meaning of the English word (FIG. 3-b), a screen such as a smart phone it is desirable in a small device able to switch between both screen by a simple operation such as flick. Furthermore, the English word as well, it is desirable to display the meaning of idioms comprising a plurality words. Further, in the same paragraph (or the same sentence, within a predetermined range, such as the same page) when the same English word in appearing more than once, in order to avoid the screen from becoming complicated, and displays only the first one it may be so. It may work to convenience of the learner by reproducing the selected English word and voiced. At that time, it may be performed, such as automation and continuous or repeated playback.

Figure 4 shows a flowchart showing the processing of the display program (101) for displaying the screen of FIG. Incidentally, idiom process described above, and, for the processing when a plurality of English words appeared in a predetermined range, not shown in the flowchart.

Figure 5 shows a screen example of a display of a display program (101) (create a word list to match the level of the user). Extracting only words determined from the user's level not known from the interest English (FIG 5-a), part of speech, meaning of Japanese, wordbook screen shown together inflected forms (Fig. 5-b ) is displayed. English word order in wordbook screen is order of appearance in the original English, order of appearance frequency of the original English alphabetical order, or, it is preferable to choose a word level sequence, and the like. In the instrument screen is large, such as a tablet terminal or personal computer to display side-by-side the original English (Fig. 5-a) and the word book screen generated from it (Fig. 5-b), in equipment such screen is small as a smart phone it is desirable to be able to display both screen is switched by a simple operation such as flick. The same paragraph (or the same sentence, within a predetermined range, such as the same page) when the same English word in appearing more than once, in order to avoid the screen from becoming complicated, to display only the first one it is desirable to. In addition, English word as well, idioms may be desirable to target. It may work to convenience of the learner by reproducing the selected English word and voiced. At that time, it may be performed, such as automation and continuous or repeated playback.

Figure 6 shows a flowchart representing the processing of the display program (101) for displaying the screen of FIG. The processing of case idiom process described above, where a plurality of English words in a predetermined range appeared, and, processing pertaining sorted word book, not shown in the flowchart.

Figure 7 shows an example of a screen displaying a (highlighting words as a syntactic understanding importance) of the display program (101). Figure 7-a is a screen in the initial state, FIG. 7-b by the processing of the display program (101), a screen in a state in which highlight the phrase and syntactic understand important. In reading comprehension of English, it is important syntax of grasping ability, but beginners are not always perform the accurate and rapid syntax grasp. In the program according to the present invention, conjunctions (e.g., before, if, then, when, since, so that), and can assist the syntactic understanding of beginners by highlighting the relative pronoun. In addition, personal names, organization name, may be also highlighted proper names of place names. Highlighting method depending on the kind of English words to be highlighted (e.g., color) may be changed. Similar to the case shown in FIG. 5, in the device such screen is large as a tablet terminal or a personal computer and displayed side by side in the original English screen (Figure 7-a) and the processing screen after (FIG. 7-b), in devices such a small screen as a smart phone it is desirable to be able to display by switching in a simple operation such as the two screen flick.

Figure 8 shows a flowchart representing the processing of the display program for displaying the screen of FIG. 7 (101). The processing of idioms, and, the processing of changing the highlighting method depending on the kind of English words that are highlighted, not shown in the flowchart.

Figure 9 shows a screen display example of a display program (101) (a stress (accent) location of the main word, and displays in accordance with the relevant words). Figure 9-a is a screen in the initial state, FIG. 9-b by the processing of the display program (101), a screen in a state in which highlight accent position of the English words. English reading aloud of the sentence as one of the methods for applying is known. In addition, without actually out the voice to read the text while aware of the rhythm of English pronunciation is useful. On the other hand, English is an important language is the position of the accent, can sometimes not get at all to understand the native speaker and read the wrong position of the accent. Rather when the read aloud without properly understanding the accent position can be in English learning on the harm. English learning program according to the present invention, by highlighting only the stress position of English words, to prevent that the first scholars read the wrong position of the English words of the accent. Although the screen when displaying all English word pronunciation symbol becomes complicated, by showing only accent position in word highlighting, also learners equipment small screen can be obtained important information. Word accent position such word syllable is obvious it is preferable not to display the accent position. It is also possible to not display the accent position when the lower word level than the user level by adding the word level. Similar to the case 3, the device such screen is large as a tablet terminal or a personal computer and displayed side by side in the original English screen (Fig. 9-a) and after treatment screen (Figure 9-b), smartphones in devices such screen is small so it is desirable to be able to display by switching in a simple operation such as the two screen flick.

Figure 10 shows a flowchart of the English program for displaying the screen of FIG. Display accent position adds accent on top of the English words as shown in FIG. 9, the color of the character corresponding to the accent position, background color, thickness, or changing the size, or, accent positions it can be carried out by methods such as underlined characters corresponding to. Process that does not display the accent position word level consideration to the when the user level is lower word level than the aforementioned are not shown in the flowchart.

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  1. And words of the first language, and difficulty level of words in the first language, on a computer equipped with a dictionary file stored in association with means in the second language words in the first language a foreign language learning program that works,
    As a key word of the first language in the input sentence, and the procedure for reading and difficulty level of the words of the first language from the dictionary file, and the meaning in the second language of the words of the first language ,
    Only when difficulty level of words in the first language is higher than the predetermined level, the meaning of the second language words in the first language, words of the first language in the text foreign language learning program to be executed and the procedure to be close to the display.
  2. And words, the words of whether syntactically understand important flag (hereinafter, syntax importance flag) operates in the on computer with dictionary files saved in association with a foreign language learning program,
    As a key word in the input sentence, and the procedure to read the syntax important flag from the dictionary file,
    The syntax only if important flag is turned on, foreign language learning program to run and procedures to highlight the word.
  3. Words and, a foreign language learning program running on a computer equipped with a dictionary file stored in association with data indicating the accent position of the word,
    As a key word in the input sentence, and the procedure to read the data indicating the accent position from the dictionary file,
    Based on the data indicating the accent position, foreign language learning program the word to perform a procedure for displaying together with the accent position.
  4. And words of the first language, and difficulty level of words in the first language, on a computer equipped with a dictionary file stored in association with means in the second language words in the first language a foreign language learning method to be executed,
    As a key word of the first language in the input text, the steps of: reading the difficulty level of the words in the first language from the dictionary file, and a means in the second language words in the first language ,
    Only when difficulty level of words in the first language is higher than the predetermined level, the meaning of the second language words in the first language, words of the first language in the text foreign language learning method, including the steps of nearby display.
  5. And words, the words of whether syntactically understand important flag (hereinafter, syntax importance flag) a foreign language learning method executed by the on computer with dictionary files saved in association with each other,
    As a key word in the input sentence, and the step of reading the syntax important flag from the dictionary file,
    The syntax only if significant flag is turned on, foreign language learning method comprising the step of highlighting said word.
  6. Words and, a foreign language learning method executed on a computer equipped with a dictionary file stored in association with data indicating the accent position of the word,
    As a key word in the input sentence, a step of reading data indicating the accent position from the dictionary file,
    Based on the data indicating the accent position, foreign language learning method comprising the step of displaying the word with the accent position.
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