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Teaching and assessing English pronunciation in the communicative classroom: A qualitative study about teaching and assessing English pronunciation as part of oral skills in the ninth grade in Sweden
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Languages.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study investigates how a group of English teachers in Sweden teach and assess pronunciation to ninth graders as a part of oral skills. The method applied in the study is qualitative semi-structured interviews with six teachers from different cities and schools in Sweden. The results show that teaching English pronunciation is included in different speaking and listening contexts and is not taught separately. However, the teachers do formative pronunciation assessments in almost every lesson, but summative assessment is rarely given in each semester. This case study views how the participants teach English pronunciation to ninth graders and concludes that communicative language teaching methods have an overwhelming role in the teaching of pronunciation, as pronunciation is included in other language skills and happens mostly without direct focus, which is typical in a communicative approach. 

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2018. , p. 27
Keywords [en]
pronunciation, oral skills, oral proficiency, speaking, communication, communicative classroom, English, ninth grade
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-70055OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-70055DiVA, id: diva2:1176595
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English
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Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
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Available from: 2018-02-02 Created: 2018-01-22 Last updated: 2018-02-02Bibliographically approved

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