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Learner differences in strategy use, self-efficacy beliefs, and pronunciation improvement

Sardegna, VG (2012) Learner differences in strategy use, self-efficacy beliefs, and pronunciation improvement. In: PSLLT, 16 September 2011 - 17 September 2011, Ames, IA.

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After taking an English pronunciation course that raised ESL students’ metacognitive awareness of effective pronunciation strategies for use in covert rehearsal (Dickerson, 1989), the students’ (N = 37) long-term progress with English stress and linking, and their strategy use was assessed through: a) a read-aloud test the students performed three times—at the beginning of instruction (T1), at the end of instruction (T2), and again somewhere between five months and 25 months after instruction ended (T3); b) self-report questionnaires the students completed at T3; and c) a pronunciation strategy inventory they also completed at T3. The learners were categorized into groups according to strategy use and practice time reported from T2 to T3, self-efficacy beliefs, and achievement over time. The groups were then classified based on their differences in patterns of development from T2 to T3. The findings suggest that individual learner characteristics are strong predictors of students’ progress over time.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Sardegna, VGsardegna@pitt.eduSARDEGNA0000-0002-8984-1046
Date: 2012
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Social factors in pronunciation acquisition. Proceedings of the 3rd Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference
Publisher: Iowa State university
Place of Publication: Ames, IA
Page Range: 39 - 53
Event Title: PSLLT
Event Dates: 16 September 2011 - 17 September 2011
Event Type: Conference
Schools and Programs: School of Education > Instruction and Learning
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: pronunciation teaching, pronunciation learning, pronunciation strategies, self-efficacy, learner differences, ESL
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Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2018 14:13
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2018 14:13


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