The Effect of Computer- assisted Language Learning on Improving EFL Learners’ Pronunciation Ability

Farima Talebi, Nasrin Teimoury

Abstract


Computer aided language learning having replaced the traditional paradigms has been acknowledged by manyeducators, and also began to become a unique opportunities in an educational context (Arias, Yoma & Vivanco,2010). This paper tries to show the impacts of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) on Iranian femalestudents' pronunciation skills. 60 students randomly selected from NemoonehVakili junior high school were dividedinto control and experimental groups. The administration of a pronunciation test showed that two groups werehomogeneous in terms of their pronunciation skills at the entry level. While both groups had the same instructorduring 8 sessions, only the experimental group received the materials by using computer. The performance of theexperimental group on pronunciation test held at the end of the course showed that the mean score of this group wassignificantly higher than the control group. Hence, the students' learning based on CALL can increase the motivationand interest of learning among the learners and have a profound impact on the students’ achievement ofpronunciation.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5430/wjel.v3n2p52

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World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)   ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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