Action Research on Improving Chinese Normal English Majors’ Pronunciation Competence

By Sun Xiaohui.

Published by The International Journal of Communication and Linguistic Studies

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Published online: May 16, 2017 $US5.00

Pronunciation competence is very important for normal English majors as English teachers-to-be. This action research examines the effect of watching, imitating, dubbing, and performing English movies on Chinese normal English majors’ pronunciation competence. Through interviewing thirty participants after one semester’s pronunciation learning, the research found that this pronunciation teaching method can better help participants practice rhythm and intonation, improve their pronunciation accuracy and fluency, and at last improve their pronunciation competence. This action research is significant for enhancing pronunciation teaching and improving normal English majors’ pronunciation competence based on contextualized practice and draws implications for pronunciation teachers, English learners, and pronunciation teaching researchers.

Keywords: Chinese Normal English Majors, Pronunciation Competence, Pronunciation Learning, Action Research

The International Journal of Communication and Linguistic Studies, Volume 15, Issue 2, June 2017, pp.13-19. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: May 16, 2017 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 489.879KB)).

Sun Xiaohui

Applied Linguistics Postdoctor, Pedagogy Doctor, and Lecturer, School of Foreign Languages and Literature, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China