Student Perceptions on the Effectiveness of Using Tell Me More for Pronunciation Learning

  • Arulselvi Uthayakumaran Ms.
  • Hafizoah Kassim

Abstract

This article addresses students’ perceptions of the effectiveness of using TMM as a pronunciation learning software. A mixed method design was employed to find out how the students perceived TELL ME MORE (TMM), a language learning software that claims to develop language skills that are needed to communicate. However, in this study, the emphasis is given to the oral exercises in TMM specifically word, sentence, and phonetics pronunciation. A mixed method study consisting of 28 students were conducted to explore the pronunciation issues surrounding a technical university in Malaysia. The data from TMM was collected using stimulated recall and all responses from 28 students were interviewed, to pursue in-depth information on the perceptions of effectiveness. The findings indicated that most of the students had mixed perceptions of the effectiveness of using TMM as a pronunciation learning software.

 

Author Biographies

Arulselvi Uthayakumaran, Ms.

Centre for Modern Languages & Human Sciences,
Universiti Malaysia Pahang,
26600 Pekan, Pahang,
Malaysia.

Hafizoah Kassim

Centre for Modern Languages & Human Sciences,
Universiti Malaysia Pahang,
26600 Pekan, Pahang,
Malaysia.

Published
2018-12-31
Section
Articles