I’ve posted about “chatbots” before — online virtual “people” that can carry-on a reasonable conversation with an online user. The best provide audio as well as written responses. They can provide excellent writing and listening practice to English Language Learners.

In fact, I’ll soon be posting The Best Chatbots For English Language Learners list.

Today, though, I learned about an intriguing “bot” that I thought I’d write about now. It can incorporate “emotional cues” like laughter and and yawning. It’s also an opportunity for ELL’s to develop some additional vocabulary about these emotions.

Check out the Text-To-Speech Bot With Emotional Cues and let me know what you think.