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ERIC Number: EJ1129328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0215-773X
Enhancing the Pronunciation of English Suprasegmental Features through Reflective Learning Method
TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, v25 n1 p80-93 Jan 2014
Suprasegmental features are of paramount importance in spoken English. Yet, these pronunciation features are marginalised in EFL/ESL teaching-learning. This article reported a study that was aimed at improving the students' mastery of English suprasegmental features through the use of reflective learning method. The study adopted Kemmis and McTaggart's model of action research (1986) and involved twenty-four undergraduate students at Muhammadiyah University of Purwokerto, Indonesia as the subjects. The research consisted of two cycles, and data were gathered through observations, recorded conversations, diaries, interviews, and tests. Overall, the study has shown that reflective method using video integrated into communicative activities enhanced students' pronunciation mastery. Interestingly, some students' pronunciation to a great extent sounded "more English".
Association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia (TEFLIN). Malang, East Java, 65145, Indonesia. TEFLIN Publication Division, Department of English, Faculty of Letters, Universitas Negeri Malang, Jalan Semarang 5, Tel: +62-341-570566; Fax: +62-341-567475; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A