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Saito, Kazuya – Language Learning, 2013
The current study investigated the impact of recasts together with form-focused instruction (FFI) on the development of second language speech perception and production of English /?/ by Japanese learners. Forty-five learners were randomly assigned to three groups--FFI recasts, FFI only, and Control--and exposed to four hours of communicatively…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Experimental Groups, Pronunciation, Auditory Perception
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Saito, Kazuya; van Poeteren, Kim – Language Awareness, 2012
A questionnaire study was conducted to examine how 120 highly experienced EFL (English as a foreign language) teachers in Japan adjust their pronunciation in order to facilitate and refine their students' learning skills to approach mutual intelligibility in second language (L2) classrooms (i.e. "pronunciation-specific teacher talk").…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Pronunciation