Evgeny Chukharev-Hudilainen | Iowa State University, Linguatorium
Discover and experience an app developed by researchers in second-language pronunciation and computer-assisted language learning. Combining adaptive learner modeling with high-variability phonetic training (the best-available method for phonemic contrast acquisition), this practical, easy-to-use app helps ESL learners master the L2 segmentals which usually pose significant challenges.
Powerful Pronunciation Instruction: A Comparison of Two Instructional Methods
Isabelle Darcy & Zoie Hancock | Indiana University
Despite numerous reports that pronunciation instruction increases intelligibility, it remains unclear which method is more effective to foster long-term improvements in learners’ everyday speech. We review the basis for instructional effectiveness based on psycholinguistic evidence, and compare two methods to find a system that is both effective and time efficient.
PechaKucha: More Than a Presentation Format
Ana Mann | Ball State University
For second language learners, presenting in a target language can be a challenging experience. Moreover, their spoken presentations can often lack focus, speech clarity, and punctuality. Recent research suggests PechaKucha presentation can help with these issues. This session illustrates how this presentation format can help develop learners’ public speaking skills.
Learn To Play Color It Out!
Shirley Thompson | English Language Training Solutions
Color it out! is an engaging card game that bridges the gap between spoken and written English. It's fun and accessible for learners at all levels. The game features high-frequency words which players are cued to pronounce correctly, thus providing meaningful repetition for improved reading and pronunciation.
Increasing English Learners’ Sense of Belonging through Localized Speaking and Listening Projects and Activities
Zuzana Tomas, Margita Vojtkuľáková, Silviaja Marnikovic, Kelsey Carbonell, & Trisha Dowling | Eastern Michigan University
Many English learners feel isolated from the communities in which they live. This poster presents ten effective projects, activities, and instructional materials designed to help learners view their local communities as possessing “funds of knowledge” and foster a sense of belonging and/or pride while improving English oral skills.
Using an Application to Improve Chinese English Learners’ Pronunciation and Communicative Competence
Yu Xiang | Ball State University
In this poster session, I will share an interactive application “Duo Shuo Ying Yu” (speak more English). By simulating real life situations, the application offers a variety of opportunities for learners to have oral practice so as to improve their pronunciation and speaking ability through imitation and interaction between human and the machine.