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ERIC Number: EJ1257497
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1695-2618
Podcasting as a Tool to Develop Speaking Skills in the Foreign Language Classroom
Díez, Mario Tomé; Richters, Marlisa Amanda
The EUROCALL Review, v28 n1 p40-56 Mar 2020
It is essential for foreign language learners to have adequate opportunities for speaking in order to enhance the acquisition of oral communicative competence. Although research over the last few years has dealt with the potential of podcasting for the development of oral competencies, little has been done towards its application in the "improvement" of speaking skills or the "correction" of pronunciation. This article presents experiments with podcasts developed in French foreign language classes over the course of ten years. The results obtained relate to the following three aspects: firstly, selection and analysis of the available tools fostering greater oral activity and effective correction of pronunciation; secondly, the quantification of spoken language according to the actual duration of the podcasts, as well as preparation time estimated by the students; finally, the evaluation of spoken language using certain indicators of improvement of pronunciation.
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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: Spain
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