ALULA is a fully automated teaching system for English learners. ALULA features unique AI English Tutors, which are autonomous teaching agents powered by AI and NLP. Our AI English Tutor is able to teach English grammar, speaking, conversation, and reading skills. They can even hold intelligent discussions with the students.
One of the first of its kind, ALULA automates English teaching. It provides students a conversational partner, but without a large per-hour fee typically charged by a human English tutor or a language school.
And, unlike a regular chatbot, ALULA AI English Tutor is specifically designed to enhance students' English knowledge and skills. A lesson with an ALULA AI English Tutor is purposeful, engaging, and highly effective.
ALULA is currently marketed for students, recent immigrants, teachers and tutors, schools, and government agencies involved in supporting English learning.
Each lesson contains a main conversation or reading, which focuses on a particular grammar or discussion topic. The AI English Tutor checks student's understanding of the lesson by asking questions. Students answer by telling their thoughts in English. This is more effective than simple fill-in-the-blank or multiple choice questions.
The AI English Tutor asks a variety of questions in topics ranging from restaurant choices to women's equality issues. Some are simple questions, and some are in-depth questions, all requiring students' original thoughts and effort to put them in English.
Whether the student accesses ALULA on desktop or mobile, they speak to the AI English Tutor via microphone and listen to responses spoken to them. They learn spoken English in the most authentic way possible - that is, by talking as if they were talking to someone in real life.
Students can learn from model answers that are appropriate for their level. The responses given by the AI English Tutor also reflect the students' answers, which enable students to judge whether they were able to give an appropriate answer.
ALULA goes beyond traditional modes of learning such as reading a story, doing fill-in-the-blank exercises, and watching a video. It is a revolutionary system which allows English-as-a-second-language students to talk to an AI English Tutor to attain English fluency.
Conversational fluency requires generating spoken language. This can be attained, not by doing questions on paper or watching other people speak, but by actually speaking to someone. Mastery of a language requires active learning where students turn their original thoughts into original spoken English.
Traditionally, students had only 2 choices - self-study by reading a textbook and watching a video or hiring an expensive language instructor. Often, language tutors cost anywhere between $10 and $70 an hour while enrolling in a language school costs $100 to $500 a month. Only the students with the financial means could afford to hire a language tutor or enrolling in a language school.
ALULA offers them a third choice - students can practice talking and attain fluency in English speaking without the usual cost of a language tutor or a language school.
The AI English Tutor understands students and engage them in conversation.
Students generate original spoken English that is understood by the AI English Tutor, which returns appropriate responses.
Because the students are talking to an AI, students don't have to feel nervous about making mistakes.
Students practice speaking by using their own words to speak into the app. This mimics the real life experience of talking to someone.
There are variety of topics, ranging from simple topics such as choosing a restaurant to complex ones such as climate change.
Compared to getting a lesson from a human tutor, the cost is reduced by as much as 10 - 20 folds, making it accessible for everyone.
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