Teaching Methodologies in L2 Spanish Phonetics : Segmentals and Suprasegmentals in Word and Sentence Reading Styles
Sanchez Rodriguez, Marely
Goodman, Jeffrey A.
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This quasi-experimental research study reports on the significance multimodal explicit, communicative, and standard teaching methodologies have on learning Spanish pronunciation in 94 English native speaking adults across seven sections of Spanish Phonetics and Pronunciation at UW-Eau Claire in the fall and spring semesters of 2019-2020. Our hypothesis is that all students will show progress by the end of semester, regardless of instruction type; however, those learning under the explicit instruction will experience the greatest gains. Our research goals are to improve course outcomes for students in 300 level Spanish Phonetics & Pronunciation classes and contribute to the discussion in second language pronunciation pedagogy. Our expectation is not for students to reach a native-like accent, but to ensure that learners are aware of the importance of reducing the effects of their L1 pronunciation.
Language and languages--Pronunciation--Study and teaching
Spanish language--Pronunciation by foreign speakers
Department of Languages
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