Accommodating learning styles: An EFL pronunciation course for science and engineering students

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Abstract

This paper describes a course in pronunciation for science and engineering students studying English as a foreign language in Japan. The course is designed to address the pronunciation needs of science and engineering students while simultaneously catering to the sensory, visual, and active learning styles of these students as well as their interest in and higher aptitude for math, physics, and technology. Students are introduced to the sound system of English and use computer-based tools to look at graphic representations of their own voice, comparing it to those of native speakers. Students learn how to diagnose their own pronunciation problems and develop skills so that they may continue their pronunciation development long after the course is finished through autonomous learning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC 2010
Pages138-142
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sep 15
Event2010 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC 2010 - Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 2010 Jul 72010 Jul 9

Publication series

NameIEEE International Professional Communication Conference

Conference

Conference2010 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC 2010
CountryNetherlands
CityEnschede
Period10/7/710/7/9

Keywords

  • EFL
  • Learner autonomy
  • Learning styles
  • Pronunciation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Engineering(all)

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    Rose, R. L. (2010). Accommodating learning styles: An EFL pronunciation course for science and engineering students. In 2010 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC 2010 (pp. 138-142). [5529826] (IEEE International Professional Communication Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/IPCC.2010.5529826