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  • Learning English in China: A Tablet-Based App Using the Voices of Native Speakers  [CCE 2016]
  • DOI: 10.4236/jss.2016.47014   PP.85 - 91
  • Author(s)
  • Dhonam Pemba, Virginia Mann, Trina Sarkar, Kaveh Azartash
  • This paper concerns the acquisition of English by two groups of five-to-six year old children living in China: 1) Those taught by the traditional classroom methods using non-native speakers of English as teachers and 2) Those taught by a new computer application designed by Kadho, Inc. to train children in the perception of English consonants vowels and suffixes produced by native speakers of English. The data consist of judgments of children’s accent in mimicking English sentences, at the onset, 1, 3, 6 and 10 months into treatment. Children who received the computer app were judged to have significantly better accents from the first month of training onwards.

  • English Language Learning, Computer-Based Training, Primary Education
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