Title: Undergraduates' design and implementations of pronunciation lessons for learners' learning technical vocabulary

Authors: Chin-Wen Chien

Addresses: Department of English Instruction, College of Education, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu City, 300, Taiwan

Abstract: This case study explored 20 Taiwanese undergraduates' pronunciation lessons and activity designs on pronunciation to help adult learners who are learning technical vocabulary in their fields. The data analysis of the videos, final projects, and questionnaires reached the major findings. First, the most popular pronunciation problem of these 20 lessons was 'word stress' and the most popular field was physical education. Moreover, undergraduates tended to explain the pronunciation rules to their learners first and ask their learners to repeat after them with limited controlled tasks. They mainly used apps or websites as tools for teaching pronunciation rules, practicing pronouncing words, or recording for evaluation or assessments. However, apps and websites failed to provide sufficient pronunciation exercises on technical words that their learners expected to learn. Suggestions on effective designs on pronunciation lessons on technical vocabulary are provided.

Keywords: apps; controlled tasks; pronunciation; repeat; tasks; technical vocabulary.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIIE.2023.136171

International Journal of Innovation in Education, 2023 Vol.8 No.2/3/4, pp.143 - 162

Received: 10 Mar 2023
Accepted: 09 Nov 2023

Published online: 19 Jan 2024 *

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