Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) technologies aim to provide students with tools to support  their face-to-face language education. Today, with the increasing importance of these technologies, foreign language learning has turned into a research area that requires a high degree of interdisciplinary work. İTÜ TÖMER provides a research and practice area for our academic and administrative staff, working in the fields of teaching Turkish and other languages as a foreign language - as well as enabling them to produce scientific outputs in these fields and to organize various national/international scientific meetings. Our expert researchers in the areas of artificial intelligence, natural language processing, language learning, computer and cognitive sciences carry out their research to contribute to Turkish language learning within the body of İTÜ TÖMER.

Publications - Projects

- Gülşen Eryiğit, Fatih Bektaş, Ubey Ali, Bihter Dereli (2021), “Gamification of complex morphology learning: the case of Turkish”, Computer Assisted Language Learning, DOI: 10.1080/09588221.2021.1996396

- Gülşen Eryiğit, Ali Şentaş, Johanna Monti (2021), “Gamified Crowdsourcing for Idiom Corpora Construction”, Accepted for publication in Natural Language Engineering, DOI:

- Marianne Grace Araneta, Gülşen Eryiğit, Alexander König, Ji-Ung Lee, Ana Luis, et al.. “Substituto - A Synchronous Educational Language Game for Simultaneous Teaching and Crowdsourcing”, 9th Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Computer Assisted Language Learning (NLP4CALL 2020), Nov 2020, Gothenburg, Sweden. pp.1-9, 10.3384/ecp201759.

- Elham Akhlaghi, Branislav Bédi, Fatih Bektaş, Harald Berthelsen, Matthias Butterweck, Cathy Chua, Catia Cucchiarin, Gülşen Eryiğit, Johanna Gerlach, Hanieh Habibi, Neasa Ní Chiaráin, Manny Rayner, Steinþór Steingrímsson, Helmer Strik (2020). “Constructing Multimodal Language Learner Texts Using LARA: Experiences with Nine Languages”. In Proceedings of the 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (pp. 323-331).

- Hasan Kaya, Gülşen Eryiğit, (2015). “Using Finite State Transducers for Helping Foreign Language Learning”. In Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Natural Language Processing Techniques for Educational Applications (pp. 94-98). ACL-IJCNLP.