ELI: The Wearable Language Teacher
For those learning to speak another language, their goal is to carry on a conversation in the foreign language just as they would in their native tongue. However, most foreign language textbooks are filled with sentence samples and words which may be irrelevant to the lives of the student. That is where ELI (pronounced as in the name Elly), the wearable language teacher, comes in.ELI is a small microphone device that is clipped onto your collar and works with its own smartphone app to generate personalized language lessons. Once in place, ELI records and analyzes the user’s natural conversations in their native language to generate these lessons. Since the lessons are based on what the user ordinarily talks about, the lesson contents are relevant to the user, from work-related terms to pet phrases.