REAP.PT Project Enables Foreign Students to Learn to Read Portuguese

In order to enable students to learn to read another language, a good tutoring system should give them much opportunity for practice and make the experience as engaging and personalized as possible. The REAP.PT system is being designed to complement teacher time by giving the student documents to read and questions about new words they have seen in the documents.

This project is carried out in the scope of the CMU Portugal program, funded by FCT, by researchers from different institutions, namely the Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, INESC-ID, Universidade do Algarve, Fundação da Universidade de Lisboa and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). This article includes statements from one of the principal investigators of the project, Nuno Mamede, from INESC ID.

Read the Portuguese article at Ciência Hoje online (August 16, 2012), Diário dos Açores (August 18, 2012).