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  1. Technology enhanced pronunciation instructionCaoimhín Ó Dónaill, University of Ulster CETL Symposium - Digital Language Labs: Exploring Good Practice SOAS, University of London, 15 March 2007

  2. Background • Innovation being trialled by the University of Ulster’s Centre for Excellence in Multimedia Language Learning (CEMLL) • Investigating the use of technology in language teaching • Year 1 Irish Language students – theory and practice activities 15 March 2007 c.odonaill@ulster.ac.uk

  3. Aims • Expose students to rich native content • Raise consciousness of the variety of sounds in Irish compared to English • Encourage critical awareness of learner’s own pronunciation • Make the study of phonetic theory meaningful • Develop resources for Irish 15 March 2007 c.odonaill@ulster.ac.uk

  4. Situation – Lab functionality • digitization of existing analogue resources • broadcast facility for PowerPoint presentations • simultaneous use of word-processing and audiovisual playback software • easy recording and saving of student speech in a portable format • ready and accessible repository of class materials for independent study and revision 15 March 2007 c.odonaill@ulster.ac.uk

  5. Situation – Lab functionality (contd.) • discreet monitoring of student progress, and provision of assistance via headset • learner autonomy through individual control of audiovisual playback software • easy archiving of students’ work for evaluation and assessment • acquisition of generic IT skills 15 March 2007 c.odonaill@ulster.ac.uk

  6. Course Structure Semester 1 • Exposure to rich native content - listening comprehension - imitation/comparison - normal transcription • Software - Logolab/SCVR - Vifax • Introduction to theory - based on standard texts but utilizing graphic software - www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics 15 March 2007 c.odonaill@ulster.ac.uk

  7. University of Iowa’s Phonetics Website 15 March 2007 c.odonaill@ulster.ac.uk

  8. Course Structure (contd.) Semester 2 • Description of the vocalic and consonantal phonemes of Irish – adaptation of existing print/analogue resources for use in lab • Practice activities involving phonetic transcription of short audio clips of native speech • Individual and peer critical evaluation of speech production (WebCT, Wimba Voice tools) 15 March 2007 c.odonaill@ulster.ac.uk

  9. WavePad 15 March 2007 c.odonaill@ulster.ac.uk

  10. Evaluation • Semester 2, Week 1 and Week 12 - Recording of students reading a short passage (using Audacity); comparison of recordings to assess learning outcome • Analysis of how students use resources (Camtasia) • Survey of student attitudes to course/approach • Survey of teacher’s perception of the effectiveness of the approach • Testing of theory in formal end of semester examination 15 March 2007 c.odonaill@ulster.ac.uk

  11. Audacity 15 March 2007 c.odonaill@ulster.ac.uk

  12. Expected benefits from new course • Increased vocabulary and improved comprehension of the target language • Self-consciousness no longer a barrier to participation • Increased critical awareness of native and learner pronunciation • Acceptance of phonetic theory as a tool for analysis • Acquisition and development of IT and communication and evaluation skills 15 March 2007 c.odonaill@ulster.ac.uk