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ERIC Number: ED440219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Will the Use of Videos Designed for the Purpose of Teaching English Pronunciation Improve the Learners' Production of Discrete Sounds by At Least 80% over a 12 Week Period? Action Research Monograph.
Davis, Christina
This project was conducted to determine whether using videotapes, designed for the purpose of teaching English pronunciation, would improve the pronunciation of English as a second language learners at the Lebanon Adult Education Center in Pennsylvania. The videotapes used were entitled "Perfect English Pronunciation." Learners were given a pretest that consisted of groups of words that used various sounds in English pronunciation. These sounds were heard in the beginning, middle, or end of words. Throughout the project, the instructor observed the learners and kept field notes. At the end of the project, the learners were given a posttest. Each learner in this 12-week intermediate class showed at least an 80 percent improvement in the English pronunciation of discrete sounds. A few students demonstrated a 95 percent improvement. Students also demonstrated greater confidence in their ability to communicate as a result of the project. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania