|Title:||Attitudes to English pronunciation learning in a self-access context at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology|
|Subject:||English language -- Pronunciation|
English language -- Study and teaching -- China -- Hong Kong -- Case studies
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
|Department:||Department of English|
|Pages:||viii, 153 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm|
|Abstract:||This study describes why it was felt necessary to provide a programme of structured guidance for learners interested in improving their English pronunciation in an SAC context. It shows that although learners are interested in improving their pronunciation, they know little about the facilities and materials available to them in the SAC at HKUST and consider pronunciation to be one of the hardest skills to learn within an SAC context. The study relates that the learning of pronunciation is a popular option amongst post graduate students; shows what their attitudes, needs and expectations were regarding the learning of pronunciation in an SAC context; how the researcher implemented a programme of structured guidance for the subjects; and what the subjects' attitudes, needs and expectations were regarding the learning of pronunciation within an SAC context after having participated in the SAC English Pronunciation Programme. Results of the study show changes in attitudes. The study concludes that the programme was a success and argues that without the provision of structured guidance, learners tend to think that it is not possible to learn pronunciation autonomously.|
Files in This Item:
|b14286518.pdf||For PolyU Staff & Students||5.84 MB||Adobe PDF||View/Open|
As a bona fide Library user, I declare that:
- I will abide by the rules and legal ordinances governing copyright regarding the use of the Database.
- I will use the Database for the purpose of my research or private study only and not for circulation or further reproduction or any other purpose.
- I agree to indemnify and hold the University harmless from and against any loss, damage, cost, liability or expenses arising from copyright infringement or unauthorized usage.
By downloading any item(s) listed above, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the copyright undertaking as stated above, and agree to be bound by all of its terms.
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: