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Evaluating a Computer-Assisted Pronunciation Training (CAPT) Technique for Efficient Classroom Instruction
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Computer Assisted Language Learning Volume 29, Number 3, ISSN 0958-8221

Abstract

This study investigates a computer-assisted pronunciation training (CAPT) technique that combines oral reading with peer review to improve pronunciation of Taiwanese English major students. In addition to traditional in-class instruction, students were given a short passage every week along with a recording of the respective text, read by a native speaker. They practiced at home by listening to the recordings, reading out loud while listening, recording themselves, and comparing their recordings to the native speaker. When satisfied, they posted their own recording to an online discussion board. Every student listened to the recordings of three classmates, supplying feedback through the discussion board. Two control groups received only in-class instruction without the recording and posting assignments. Results show that the integration of the CAPT technique was superior in reducing students' pronunciation problems compared to only in-class instruction.

Citation

Luo, B. (2016). Evaluating a Computer-Assisted Pronunciation Training (CAPT) Technique for Efficient Classroom Instruction. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 29(3), 451-476. Retrieved May 29, 2022 from .

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