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ERIC Number: EJ1075692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Role of Iranian EFL Teachers about Using "Pronunciation Power Software" in the Instruction of English Pronunciation
Gilakjani, Abbas Pourhosein; Sabouri, Narjes Banou
English Language Teaching, v7 n1 p139-148 2014
Many studies are related to the use of computer technology in learning and teaching but less work has been done to understand how computer technology users feel about them and how this technology helps in developing teachers' teaching methods. "Pronunciation Power" software is one of the computer technologies for teaching English pronunciation. This study examined the role of Iranian teachers in utilizing "Pronunciation Power software" in pronunciation instruction. The researchers used qualitative method consisted of semi-structured interview questions with a volunteer sample of four teachers from an open university in Lahijan, Iran. The researchers answered the research question pertinent to the role of Iranian teachers about utilizing this software in the instruction of pronunciation. Based on the obtained findings, pronunciation power software changed the Iranian teachers' roles from a dispenser of information to a facilitator of information. This change of role gave them more autonomy and greater opportunities in teaching pronunciation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran