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Pages: 979-984
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-3777-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2017.1205

Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain

TEACHING ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION ONLINE: A GAMIFICATION JOURNEY

K. Bityutskikh, N. Kuzmina

Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education "South Ural State University (national research university)” (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
Teaching pronunciation is challenging. Traditional face-to-face methods are time-consuming, labour-intensive and stressful for students. Blended learning may offer a solution provided the technology can both engage students and deliver improved performance. This article describes and evaluates a gamified online pronunciation course tailored to correct the characteristic phonological errors of English students at a Russian university. The author developed three user-friendly modules designed for flexible, interactive and self-paced learning in order to supplement face-to-face teaching. Students who took the online course showed greater improvement in pronunciation. Feedback obtained from students via a questionnaire suggested that the online course had contributed significantly to their improved pronunciation. Student feedback highlighted which aspects of the course they appreciated most. Treating learning as a game helped motivate them to complete the tasks. The study suggests that gamification can be a valuable strategy in planning online pronunciation modules and offers practical lessons in effective design.
@InProceedings{BITYUTSKIKH2017TEA,
author = {Bityutskikh, K. and Kuzmina, N.},
title = {TEACHING ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION ONLINE: A GAMIFICATION JOURNEY},
series = {9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN17 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-3777-4},
issn = {2340-1117},
doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2017.1205},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2017.1205},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {3-5 July, 2017},
year = {2017},
pages = {979-984}}
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DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2017.1205
PY - 2017
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K. Bityutskikh, N. Kuzmina (2017) TEACHING ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION ONLINE: A GAMIFICATION JOURNEY, EDULEARN17 Proceedings, pp. 979-984.
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