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Presenters
Main presenter
Dr. Saleem MOHD NASIM
Affiliation
Prince Sattam bin Abdul Aziz University (Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia)
Presenter [2]
Dr. Jamal MOHAMMAD AHMED ALI Prince Sattam bin Abdul Aziz University
Presenter [3]
Presenter [4]
Presenter [5]
Presentation details
Presentation title
Effectiveness of Digital Technology Tools in Teaching Pronunciation to Saudi EFL Learners (1)
Presentation abstract
The use of digital technology has become ubiquitous in every walk of our lives. It has impacted upon not only social and technological aspects, but also educational areas, including (English) language teaching. Digital tools, the gift of new technologies, have proved to be an essential component of English Language Teaching (ELT). This study focused on finding out the efficacy of teaching pronunciation via digital tools (CDs, digital books, projectors, smart boards, and synchronous and asynchronous online materials) as opposed to traditional methods (printed material, drilling and imitating the teacher) to Saudi male EFL undergraduates. To investigate the differences, a quasi-experimental, pre-posttests design (between-subjects) was used. The experimental and control groups (n=25 in each group) were tested before and after the treatment on similar intra-sentential pronunciation activities at segmental (minimal pairs, word recognition, and consonant and vowel identification) and supra-segmental (stress patterns) levels. The results revealed that the participants in the experimental group learned pronunciation significantly better than the participants in the control group. This means that if students are exposed to digital technology tools, they will learn pronunciation better in comparison to the conventional method of teaching. The study was significant for both teachers and learners as it may help them to make use of digital technology tools to improve students’ pronunciation as well as improve their speaking skills.
Original submission
Keywords
CALL, digital tools, pronunciation, teaching, learning
Topic
Application of technology to the language classroom
Possible presentation times
Presentation video
https://glocall.org/mod/bigbluebuttonbn/view.php?id=864
Comments or questions
Submitted by
Saleem Mohd Nasim
Submitted: Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 4:53 AM [JST]
Modified: Thursday, 11 November 2021, 11:36 PM [JST]
Peer review
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Schedule
Schedule number
322-P