DigiTala – Moodle-sovellus suullisen kielitaidon automaattiseen arviointiin

DigiTala – An online tool for automated assessment of oral language skills



automaattinen arviointi, spontaani puhe, suullinen kielitaito, ketterä ohjelmistokehitys


This article presents an online tool developed by the DigiTala research project in 2022. The tool is the first one to provide comprehensive automated assessment of spontaneous L2 Finnish and Swedish speech. The Moodle-based tool records and analyzes L2 learners’ speech automatically and provides holistic as well as analytic feedback to learners. In addition to self-regulated learning purposes, the tool can be used to support human assessment in high-stakes tests and language courses. We discuss the benefits and weaknesses of the tool and automated speaking assessment in general from the perspectives of low-resourced languages as well as developers and users.