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Korean Journal of General Education 2018;12(6):311-340.
Published online December 30, 2018.
The Effects of Repeated Narrative Shadowing Learning on Korean University Students English Pronunciation and Affective Attitude
Hee-Jung Ko, Hyun-Ji Cha
반복 대화체 쉐도잉(Shadowing) 학습이 한국 대학생의 영어 발음향상과 정의적 태도에 미치는 영향
고희정, 차현지
This study is mainly focused on the effects of shadowing on Korean university students English pronunciation. Twenty Korean university students divided into two groups according to their English proficiency. The students of two groups participated in 5 weeks of shadowing training. The participants took pre and post pronunciation-speaking tests and their test were recorded to compare the rating results by two native speakers. Also, the participants answered the post survey questions to analyse their change of attitude and reaction of shadowing. The main results of this study are as follows. First, shadowing has positive effects about students segmental and suprasegmental pronunciation factors. Those factors was more effective for low proficiency students group than high proficiency students group. Interestingly, suprasegmental factors were more improved than segmental factors. In suprasegmental factors, stress, intonation, rhythm and speed were more developed than linking. Second, native-speaker raters pointed out that shadowing learning had greater effects on Korean learners’ stress and intonation, but less effects on their linking sounds and consonants. Both high-English proficienct learners and low-English proficient learners had problems on consonants such as [l], [r], [ɵ], [ð]. They also analzed the results that there were greater shadowing learning effects on low-English proficient learners rather than high-English proficienct learners. Third, shadowing has positive effects of attitudes and reactions of students. Participants told that they liked English speaking, listening and pronunciation more than before shadowing. They thought that they could reduce tension and difficulties of pronunciation by shadowing; also, they could have interests and confidence of English and English pronunciation. Shadowing was effective to correct their wrong pronunciation, too. In conclusion, those results show that shadowing is effective to improve English pronunciation Abstract 340 (제12권 제6호) of Korean learners of English. Shadowing can be a useful method for English pronunciation class with well-equipped computers, TV, audio system. in Korea. Shadowing will be a more effective way for developing English pronunciation with planing consider students interests, selecting proper topics, teaching materials and giving appropriate feedback.
Key Words: shadowing, pronunciation, suprasegmental, segmental, stress, intonation, linking


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