Voice Assistant as a Modern Contrivance to Acquire Oral Fluency: An Acoustical and Computational Analysis

Abdur Rahman, Prajeesh Tomy


A number of methods have been experimented to improve fluency and accuracy of second language learners in English. In acquisition of fluency in oral communication, the second language learners have many obstacles such as lack of exposure and lack of opportunities. Focus on the skills targeted and individualization of attention are needed to accomplish the objectives. The objective of this article is to enable second language learners to gain fluency in English through the use of Voice Assistant in L2 classrooms. A number of Voice Assistants were experimented to find out the suitable application for the study. The study was carried out in a university in India to find out the effectiveness of Voice Assistant for enhancing fluency. The hypothesis was tested with forty students. Pre-test and post-test were conducted to find out the fluency level of the Experimental and the Control Groups through audio analysis. The data was analyzed to indicate the significance of the method. The progress of the learners experimented with Voice Assistant was most encouraging, and they found this method quite appropriate and easy too in acquisition of oral fluency.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wjel.v13n1p92

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

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