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The Effect of Using Phonetic Websites on Iranian EFL Learners’ Word Level Pronunciation

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pronunciation ،phonemic symbols ،web-based learning ،EFL learners

کلید واژه های ماشینی : English Second Foreign Language ، EFL ، Phonetic Websites Iranian EFL Learners ، Kish Language School Tonekabon ، Iran ، Pronunciation ، Computer ، Pronunciation English Language Teaching ، ESL ، The Pronunciation Component Teaching English

Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) is reaching an up most position in the pedagogical field of English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL). The present study was carried out to study the effect of using phonetic websites on Iranian EFL students’ pronunciation and knowledge of phonemic symbols. Participants of the study included 30 EFL female pre-intermediate students studying in Kish Language School in Tonekabon. A pretest and posttest of phonemic symbols and pronunciation was given before and after the treatment to both experimental and control groups. The results of statistical analysis revealed that the learners’ pronunciation developed better when they took part in web-based training course. On the other hand, the experimental group did not outperform the control group regarding the knowledge of phonemic symbols. This thesis concludes with some implications for teaching and directions for further research.

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"The Effect of Using Phonetic Websites on Iranian EFL Learners’ Word Level Pronunciation Manijeh Sadeghi1 & Davood Mashhadi Heidar 2 1 Department of English, Tonekabon Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon, Iran Email: Msaadeeghi@gmail. The data collected from the pre-test and post-test of two groups were analyzed through paired sample t-test and independent sample t-test to find out how much this program had an impact on students’ word level pronunciation and learning of phonemic symbols. 5. Results A descriptive analysis of the data for the research question "Does using phonetic websites have any effect on Iranian EFL learners’ word level pronunciation?" has been presented; then, the inferential analysis of the data has also been provided using tables and diagrams. Descriptive analysis of the data for the experimental group Mean N Std. Deviation Std. Error Mean Pair 1 Pronunciation Before Web-based Teaching 14. 6. 2 Inferential Analysis of the Data The first hypothesis of this study targeted the extent to which Iranian EFL students’ pronunciation could enhance as a result of taking part in web-based teaching course. 7. Discussion The present study described the effect of using phonetic websites on Iranian EFL learners’ word level pronunciation and learning of phonemic symbols at pre-intermediate level. Data analysis was conducted in a view of the research question guiding this study: (1) Does using phonetic websites have any effect on Iranian EFL learners’ word level pronunciation? Generally, based on the results, using phonetic websites has a great effect on Iranian EFL learners’ word level pronunciation and learning of phonemic symbols."

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