A Computer Program for Pronunciation Training and Assessment in Japanese Language Classrooms – Experimental use of 'Pronunciation check'
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E-learning is today an ever more popular mode for second language learning. However, the relative newness of using a computer program for pronunciation training and assessment (henceforth CAPTA) in language classrooms presents the need to explore possibilities and limitations of this mode to achieve the most effective outcomes possible. This paper illustrates the process to develop CAPTA from the perspective of educators and discuss the effectiveness and limitations of CAPTA in the current technological environment.
Copyright 2008 Japanese Studies Association of Australia. This is an electronic version of an article published in Japanese Studies, Vol. 28(3), 2008, pp. 305-315. Japanese Studies is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com with the open URL of your article.