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Language Lab Techniques for (Self-)Evaluation and Grading of Student Recordings with Audacity

This quick and dirty (not narrated and uncut: time is money, and storage cheap…) video demonstrates a technique in (the free audio editor) Audacity with which instructors and students can more easily (self-)evaluate parallel recordings from (be it model imitation, question-response, or consecutive interpreting exercises in) the language lab (in this case the output of a Sanako Study1200, which automatically gets stored in a folder on network share):

When?

What?

0,00

how to load 10 student files à 5mb = 2:30min (but as a batch, allowing you do something else in the foreground instead of waiting)

2,50

how to select a part of the timeline to play

3,00

how to move tracks up to more easily work with them and the menu

3,30

how to play all tracks simultaneously (choir, normally not very useful for evaluation)

3,40

how to play only one track (solo): evaluate & compare

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