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.
|主出版物標題||Proceedings - The 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2007|
|出版狀態||已發佈 - 2007 十二月 1|
|事件||7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2007 - Niigata, 日本|
持續時間: 2007 七月 18 → 2007 七月 20
|其他||7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2007|
|期間||2007/07/18 → 2007/07/20|
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