Motivating students to enhance their second language speech pronunciation through selfvids: A case study of Malaysian secondary schoolers / Wan Munirah Wan Ahmad @ Wan A. Halim

Wan Ahmad @ Wan A. Halim, Wan Munirah (2015) Motivating students to enhance their second language speech pronunciation through selfvids: A case study of Malaysian secondary schoolers / Wan Munirah Wan Ahmad @ Wan A. Halim. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

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Abstract

This research explored the motivation and enhancement of English language pronunciation
among the form three students in a Malaysia secondary school through the use of selfvids. In
Malaysia, many students are seen to having problems pronouncing certain English words
when speaking. This obstructs understanding of other individuals on what is being
communicated about. The teaching of pronunciation is scarcely given attention to in class,
thus utilizing technology in language learning is essential to help the students enhance their
pronunciation. This research was segregated into two phases where the first phase sees 25
participants (n=25) taking part in a pre-selfVid session. They were required to read an English
text provided by the researcher while self-recording themselves. The second phase focused
on only 6 cases for in-depth survey. Here, these cases had to go through an interview, a
treatment and recording of the post-selfvid. The procedures were analysed to get the final
data on pronunciation errors and its connection with motivation. The findings suggest high
motivation with the cases deliberating on the importance of good pronunciation for various
reasons. A majority of the cases also found that using selfvids can assist their English
pronunciation learning in school. It is recommended that teachers be given freedom of
teaching by allowing them to use selfvids as part of pronunciation teaching method. The
higher authorities should also allow teachers to carry out teaching without being wedged to
strictly follow the textbook to ensure the liveliness of the learning session.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
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Wan Ahmad @ Wan A. Halim, Wan Munirah
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Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar > Language acquisition > Second language acquisition
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Study and teaching. Research > Motivation
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Education
Item ID: 14896
Uncontrolled Keywords: Self-Video Technology; Motivation; Pronounciation
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/14896

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