Current Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) tools, which have largely remained unchanged over the past few years, are often inadequate for attaining fluency in a second language. The goal of this work was to build a CALL tool based on bilingual eBooks, following the EPUB3 format. The tool should have an intuitive user interface, include word definitions, and also incorporate a set of serious games.
A preliminary user study was conducted with a demonstration eBook generated by this system in order to improve its features and understand the expectations users would have for the eBook. Although positive feedback reassures the usefulness of this application, the demand for features that require deeper analysis of the dual language book raises concerns over the viability of the chosen reading platform, Apple’s ibooks application, and the EPUB3 format versus implementing the solution as a standalone mobile application.