TEACHING ENGLISH SUPRASEGMENTALS WITH TECHNOLOGY: A REVIEW OF RECENT PRACTICES

H. Vancova

Trnava University in Trnava (SLOVAKIA)
The recent global societal changes that the educational systems worldwide have faced request a novel approach to teaching, even by the most reluctant and traditional teachers. The necessity to accommodate education to unexpected situations and use distance learning where applicable implemented e-learning and use of available technological platforms to everyday life. Pronunciation is one of the language features that is traditionally taught by the use of technology, from simple recordings and videos providing models to foreign learners, to sophisticated software fine-tuning specific aspects of the acoustic forms of a foreign language pronunciation. The paper aims to review and compare 10 research studies published in reputable academic journals in the last decade, presenting the practices of using technology in teaching the English suprasegmental features to provide a possible starting point for the language teachers. The data indicate the achieved pedagogical results vary according to the e-learning program used. The paper was supported by the Rector’s grant scheme for research projects (Trnava University in Trnava, no. 6/TU/2019 Suprasegmental features in the English language).