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Language Partner

Language Partner (LP) is an interactive multimedia program for practicing foreign languages. Using short digitized video segments, LP portrays real life conversation situations. These situations are presented from three perspectives: a third person "observer" perspective, Speaker A's perspective, and Speaker B's perspective. The three perspectives allow the student to comprehend the whole dialogue (verbal and nonverbal), to practice the lines of one speaker, or to take the role of either speaker and practice the dialogue.

LP provides dialogue text in either the target or translation language on an on-demand basis. The accompanying LP Author allows teachers, without any special technical knowledge or resources, to create dialogue materials for LP. Teachers that create dialogue materials will be able to exchange their materials with other developers at a University of Washington LP community website.

The Technical Japanese Program has also developed Language Evaluator (LE) and LE Author. These unique multimedia feedback tools assist students in reviewing their oral performances and allow teachers to provide feedback without interrupting a student's performance. View the Language Evaluator project website.

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Licensing Information

Language Partner is one of the many software programs and tools created at the University of Washington available through our Express Licensing Program. These agreements have standard terms and conditions that allow for rapid licensing by companies, organizations, or individuals.

The conditions and financial terms of this license apply only to those who download the license, sign it and return it "as is" to UW CoMotion.

For Descriptive and Technical Information

Technical Japanese Program
University of Washington
Box 352195
Seattle, WA 98195-2195


For Licensing Information/Customer Service

Express Licensing Program
UW CoMotion
4545 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 400
Phone: (206) 543-3970
Fax: (206) 616-3322