A Case Study of the Impact and Usefulness of Synchronous Voice Chat to Improve EFL Learners' Spoken Production

A Case Study of the Impact and Usefulness of Synchronous Voice Chat to Improve EFL Learners' Spoken Production

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This study investigated the impact and usefulness of synchronous voice chat to improve English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' spoken production after participating in a six-week task-treatment using Yahoo Messenger with Voice in non-native speaker to native-speaker dyads. Specifically, this study examined how the EFL learners' spoken production changed by measuring and comparing the following temporal variables in the pre- and post-tests: speech rate, articulation rate and pause phenomena. Also, the same temporal variables were measured for each type of task to determine whether the type of task affected the spoken production. The study examined the participants' reactions and feelings about the experience with voice chat in real time. Finally, the study looked at whether voice chat in real time- conversational partnerships with English native-speakers could be a resource for learning the language more effectively in EFL environments.TASK 8: Favourite food (0:23:04.76) TASK 9: Problem solving: Arrivals (0:11:37: 00) ... throw the fruits [uh] or maybe flowers and the people that stay [uh] and see it /this want to take it / this / is something typical Cp02 a€œque raroa€ / wow / [uhm] I think theya#39;re all my questions ... Ell02 a€œSI / veamosa€ Cp02 do you have the paper?


Title:A Case Study of the Impact and Usefulness of Synchronous Voice Chat to Improve EFL Learners' Spoken Production
Author: Nadia Veronica Jaramillo Cherrez
Publisher:ProQuest - 2007
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