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ID : 412
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Title : Enhancing Pronunciation for Thai Students by Using Mobile Application
Type : Paper (25 minutes)
Category : Individual session
Abstract :

Clear pronunciation is a requirement expected of learners, and therefore, is also an important feature of language instruction. Unfortunately, English pronunciation instruction is challenging for teachers in Thailand as they have not been trained to teach pronunciation skills. This is a significant problem, especially in remote areas, as students typically tend to use Thai speech patterns when speaking English.  As a result, most students in such areas are unable to pronounce English fluently and accurately. This paper aimed to 1) investigate the use of mobile applications to enhance areas of pronunciation that cause difficulty for most students, and 2) provide strategies for teachers to cater to students’ learning needs and interests.  The paper reported on a study involving twenty-four rural students, obtained through a selected purposive sampling process, who experienced a pedagogical intervention incorporating mobile applications. Pre-intervention and post-intervention test data were obtained, as well as data from the mobile applications and semi-structured interviews. The results showed that mobile applications could help students address challenges associated with pronunciation, even having limited English language ability. Examples will be given of teachers’ and students’ use of mobile applications, their experiences with using them, and the outcomes.

Keywords : Pronunciation, rural area, Mobile application
Conference theme : Application of technology to the language classroom
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Main presenter : Dr. Penkhae Wongsuriya
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Affiliation : Rajamangala UNiversity of Technology Isan, Sakonnakhon Campus (Sakonnakhon, Thailand)
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Biography :

Penkhae Wongsuriya is a lecturer of English Department, Faculty of Industry and Technology, Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, Sakon Nakhon Campus, Thailand. She received a Ph.D. in Education from La Trobe University, Australia. Her main interests include Listening and speaking development, communication strategies, pronunciation development, and integrating technology in ELT.

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Date added : Friday, 22 March 2019, 1:42 PM [JST]
Date modified : Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 4:21 PM [JST]
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Peer review :
Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 223-P
Schedule day : Aug 9th (Fri)
Schedule time : 11: 30 - 11: 55
Schedule duration : 25 mins
Schedule room name : B102
Schedule room seats : 40 seats
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