Learning Experience in Computer-Based Pronunciation Package

Kretsai Woottipong

Abstract


The purposes of this study were 1) to evaluate the efficiency of the computer-based pronunciation package for enhancing English pronunciation of Thai university students in the field of sciences based on the criteria of 80/80 Standard 2) to compare English pronunciation ability before and after receiving English pronunciation treatment by the computer-based pronunciation package, and 3) to examine the students’ opinion towards the computer-based pronunciation package for enhancing English pronunciation. The sample of the student population for this study was 72 first-year students in the field of sciences in the second semester of the academic year 2013 at Thaksin University, Thailand. They were selected by simple random sampling. The study was conducted over 34 teaching periods. Regarding the data analysis, mean, percentage and t-test scores were employed. The result indicated that 1) the efficiency value of the computer-based pronunciation lessons was 81.88/82.66. 2) The learning achievement on English pronunciation among students using the computer-based pronunciation package was higher than those taught through the conventional face-to-face instruction at a significance level of 0.05. 3) Students had very good attitudes towards learning English pronunciation via the computer-based pronunciation package with an average score of 4.00.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jse.v5i3.8080

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