CALICO Journal, Vol 9, No 4 (1991)

The Effectiveness of Computer-Assisted Pronunciation Training

Nancy Stenson, Bruce Downing, Jan Smith, Karin Smith
Issued Date: 7 Aug 2014


The IBM SpeechViewer was used in tutorial sessions within a program of training for international teaching assistants (ITAs) to examine the value of computer-based displays of speech in the teaching of pronunciation. ITAs' improvement from pre-test to post-test was not significantly greater than that shown by a control group who did not use SpeechViewer; possible explanations for lack of significance are discussed. By contrast, subjective evaluations from both ITAs and instructors indicated great enthusiasm for SpeechViewer and point to its value as a motivating tool.

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DOI: 10.1558/cj.v9i4.5-19


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