Teaching English pronunciation beyond intelligibility

Frans Hermans, Peter Sloep

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Abstract

Teaching English pronunciation is being neglected in English lessons in the Netherlands. Most teachers do not have a specific pedagogy for teaching English pronunciation or do not consider it to be important. Students with a desire for more native-like English pronunciation, be it to enhance their intelligibility, confidence or credibility, are faced with a lack of skilled professionals who are able to provide them with the necessary feedback for improvement. Research shows that a student- oriented computer-assisted pronunciation teaching tool can significantly improve students’ pronunciation skills, even without initial teacher input.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-124
JournalInternational Journal of Language Studies
Volume12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Keywords

  • CAPTT
  • Pronunciation
  • English Pronunciation Teaching
  • IT Teaching Tools
  • Pedagogy

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