Tracking the Evolution of Written Language Competence in L2 Spanish Learners

Abstract

In this paper we present an NLP-based approach for tracking the evolution of written language competence in L2 Spanish learners using a wide range of linguistic features automatically extracted from students’ written productions. Beyond reporting classification results for different scenarios, we explore the connection between the most predictive features and the teaching curriculum, finding that our set of linguistic features often reflect the explicit instructions that students receive during each course.

Publication
In Proceedings of the Fifteenth Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications (ACL 2020, Online)
Alessio Miaschi
Alessio Miaschi
PhD Candidate in Computer Science