Design and implementation of video-enabled web-based pronunciation debugging system

Chiung Fang Chiu, Greg C. Lee, Ju Hsush Yang

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Abstract

This study reports the research findings on improving pronunciation learning by debugging practices. The mispronounced words usually uttered by learners are edited into conversations, and recorded on video. Students had to hear and comprehend the communication events to identify the mispronounced words. The debugging training has two purposes: (1) to identify and correct any mispronounced words, and (2) to enhance the pronunciation accuracy of the learners. To achieve these objectives, a video-enabled Web-based pronunciation debugging system is developed to facilitate this practice. Fourteen students utilized the system to assist pronunciation learning activities. The results of a paired-sample T test reveal that students did get improvement in pronunciation accuracy. Furthermore, students are found to have positive attitudes toward using the video-enabled Web-based pronunciation debugging system to facilitate pronunciation learning. Experimental results demonstrate that the debugging practices are effective in improving learners' pronunciation accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - The 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2007
Pages374-378
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2007 - Niigata, Japan
Duration: 2007 Jul 182007 Jul 20

Other

Other7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2007
CountryJapan
CityNiigata
Period07/7/1807/7/20

Keywords

  • Debug practice
  • Pronunciation
  • Streaming video

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management

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    Chiu, C. F., Lee, G. C., & Yang, J. H. (2007). Design and implementation of video-enabled web-based pronunciation debugging system. In Proceedings - The 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2007 (pp. 374-378). [4281039] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICALT.2007.115