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English teachers’ perceptions of text to speech software and Google site in an EFL Classroom: What English teachers really think and know
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, , Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia

IJEDICT Volume 14, Number 3, ISSN 1814-0556 Publisher: Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies

Abstract

21st century learning may help teachers in getting various listening material easily. Eventhough it is easy to get listening materials, there is no guarantee that every listening material will meet the students‘ needs or learning objective. One possible solution that can be used is by having Text to Speech program as a tool for creating listening materials based on students‘ need or learning objective. As such, this study aims to investigate EFL teachers’ perceptions toward the use of Text to Speech program in creating listening materials by using TPACK model. Text to Speech could be considered as the solution for the lack of listening material. This study used qualitative method with individual interview technique. There were eight EFL teachers who served as the sample of this research. Several steps were done in order to gain teachers’ perceptions toward the use of Text to Speech in creating listening material. First, a computer training was done in order to make EFL teachers familiar with the text to speech program; second, the listening material produced by teachers was put in Google site to be delivered to students, after that teachers tried the prepared listening material and Google site feature; next, the interviewes were done to gain EFL teachers’ perceptions toward Text to Speech program and Google site. The findings show that EFL teachers give positive responses toward the integration of Text to Speech program by using TPACK model. EFL teachers found it useful to use this digital approach in the language learning process.

Citation

Oktalia, D. & Drajati, N. (2018). English teachers’ perceptions of text to speech software and Google site in an EFL Classroom: What English teachers really think and know. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT, 14(3),. Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies. Retrieved January 22, 2019 from .