How the use of educational applications (apps) in mobile smartphones can positively influence the development of English pronunciation sub-skill on students from English Teaching Major, at the Department of Foreign Languages, of the University of El Salvador.

Herrera de Gutiérrez, Marina Carolina and Andaluz Recinos, Juan Carlos (2021) How the use of educational applications (apps) in mobile smartphones can positively influence the development of English pronunciation sub-skill on students from English Teaching Major, at the Department of Foreign Languages, of the University of El Salvador. Other thesis, Universidad de El Salvador.

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Abstract

Pronunciation as one of the most important spoken sub-skill, it was considered unnecessary in the past when EFL teachers were delivering an English class. The idea was that teachers felt under pressure since English was not their first language. Also, due to lack of resources and little direction regarding how to teach pronunciation, teachers refused to teach in this field. (Derwing in Jahangiri & Sardareh, 2016). However, through the time teachers have noticed that students were struggling with different issues with pronunciation, and it has taken importance in the English teaching language field. Nowadays, teachers can have their teaching resources in the palm of their hands with the use of smartphones and access to the Internet. They can use different kinds of educational applications on mobile phones and smartphones that can help students to practice their accent, and pronunciation. This study has provided the compilation of resources and the information that can be used for further investigations in order to understand the use of educational apps on mobile smartphones, and the benefits on the development of the English pronunciation skills of students from the English Teaching Major at the University of El Salvador. The objectives of this study are related to providing theoretical support to the topic of using educational apps on mobile smartphones, as well as analyzing documents to find out the benefits of teaching English by using those technological tools to help students to improve the pronunciation of the English language. The information collected was taken from articles, webpages, journals, online books, and other researches related to the topic. These resources are related to the following topics: English pronunciation, educational apps (for English pronunciation improvement), EFL learners, and the use of mobile smartphones for learning English pronunciation. Documents were analyzed in order to find the information that is related to pronunciation and the benefits of using educational apps on Mobile smartphones for learning English pronunciation. The expectations were focused on finding how teachers use this technological device in order to practice pronunciation inside and outside the classroom. This study has helped researchers to provide a proposal for teachers to make use of educational apps on mobile smartphones to 6 innovate the classes and motivate students' learning. Researchers created a hand out with some educational apps that can help students to improve the English pronunciation skills. Keywords: Pronunciation ; Educational apps ; Mobile smartphones ; EFL learners ; EFL teachers.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pronunciation ; Educational apps ; Mobile smartphones ; EFL learners ; EFL teachers.
Subjects: 400 Lenguas > 420 Inglés e inglés antiguo
Divisions: Facultad de Ciencias y Humanidades > Licenciatura en Idioma Inglés Opción Enseñanza
Depositing User: Humberto Antonio Ancheta Campos
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2022 19:28
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2023 16:29
URI: https://ri.ues.edu.sv/id/eprint/28413

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