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ERIC Number: EJ1080228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Influencing Students' Pronunciation and Willingness to Communicate through Interpersonal Audio Discussions
Lepore, Cindy E.
Dimension, p73-96 2014
This article discusses a study that investigated pronunciation development in second language learners by monitoring willingness to communicate variables. Students (N = 37) in a second-semester, introductory French course participated in online interpersonal audio discussions with classmates through VoiceThread. Pronunciation development and willingness to communicate were monitored through self-assessment after completing each activity. Analysis revealed that participation in the activities combined with a feedback-supported environment resulted in an overall increase in perceived pronunciation abilities that positively correlated with willingness to communicate variables. Additionally, the pedagogical benefits of using audio discussions to improve pronunciation are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama
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