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ERIC Number: EJ1088693
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1750-1229
The Affordance of Speech Recognition Technology for EFL Learning in an Elementary School Setting
Liaw, Meei-Ling
Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, v8 n1 p79-93 2014
This study examined the use of speech recognition (SR) technology to support a group of elementary school children's learning of English as a foreign language (EFL). SR technology has been used in various language learning contexts. Its application to EFL teaching and learning is still relatively recent, but a solid understanding of its effectiveness for EFL learning is important because SR-based programs are now available online and easily accessible to many EFL learners worldwide. In this study, an online reading program featuring SR technology has been used as supplementary materials for a group of EFL elementary school students to maintain their interest as well as to advance in English learning. The researcher examined and analyzed the students' performance from the tracking system. Field observations and interviews with both children and the EFL teacher were also conducted to understand how they responded to the feedback provided by the program and their perceived affordance of SR technology for their learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
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