Voice Recording in second language outside the classroom: Process and product

  • Thinh Le University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Keywords: Technology, speaking, Facebook, voice-recording, second language

Abstract

In Vietnam, English is a foreign language. Therefore, students do not have many opportunities to practise speaking outside the classroom. Inside the classroom, teachers focus on teaching grammar explicitly. To enable students to practise their speaking skills, Facebook closed groups were employed as a learning platform. Seventeen students were asked to record their speech on suggested topics, post them on Facebook closed groups and comment on their friends’ works within six weeks. The first and final recordings were employed to analyse in terms of fluency and complexity. These students were also interviewed after the course. They supposed that voice recording enabled them to have opportunities to practise their speaking skills. The first and final recordings showed that students improved their fluency and lexical complexity but not for syntactic complexity.

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Author Biography

Thinh Le, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Thinh Van Le has graduated from the University of Canterbury with a PhD degree. He has taught English for international students for more than 10 years. He has employed different digital tools to enable students to have extensive practice outside classroom. His research interest is computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and second language acquisition.

Published
2018-12-31
How to Cite
Le, T. (2018). Voice Recording in second language outside the classroom: Process and product. Journal of NELTA, 23(1-2), 129-141. https://doi.org/10.3126/nelta.v23i1-2.23357
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