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English Pronunciation in L2 Instruction

The Case of Secondary School Learners

  • Concentrates on EFL secondary school learners' needs and beliefs regarding pronunciation learning and teaching

  • Includes a study based on tools such as questionnaires, participant observation, auditory analysis of recordings

  • Comprises both qualitative and quantitative analysis of research data

  • Provides important guidelines for English teachers and researchers

Book

Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

About this book

Introduction

This book provides an overview of pronunciation teaching and learning practices in secondary schools, providing insights into secondary school learners' needs, expectations and motivation regarding the importance of learning English and particularly English pronunciation. It presents a summary of the research on L2 pronunciation acquisition, teaching techniques and factors affecting the learning process as well as the results and conclusions of a longitudinal study conducted in a Polish secondary school. The study indicates that learners consider pronunciation a crucial component of English learning and a predictor of successful communication. Moreover, it shows that accuracy is highly valued by learners, and that systematic and regular pronunciation instruction, even if devoted mainly to segments, has the potential to contribute to the overall improvement in learners' communicative competence and their confidence as speakers and users of English. The book is based on the first-hand experience of a teacher-researcher.

Keywords

L2 English Pronunciation Instructed Pronunciation Learning L2 Learner Beliefs English Pronunciation Teaching Individual Learner Differences

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, Faculty of PhilologyUniversity of ŁódźŁódźPoland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title English Pronunciation in L2 Instruction
  • Book Subtitle The Case of Secondary School Learners
  • Authors Anna Jarosz
  • Series Title Second Language Learning and Teaching
  • Series Abbreviated Title Second Language Learning,Teaching
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-13892-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-13891-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-13894-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-13892-9
  • Series ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series E-ISSN 2193-7656
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 165
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Language Education
    Applied Linguistics
  • Buy this book on publisher's site

Reviews

“This was an interesting and important study. Since very few researchers have studied the pronunciation learning strategies of secondary school students, Jarosz’s monograph provides essential information about their goals, the strategies they prefer and the benefits of explicit pronunciation instruction.” (Tamara Jones, Journal of Second Language Pronunciation, Vol. 7 (1), 2021)