This study investigated the impact and usefulness of synchronous voice chat to improve English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' spoken production after participating in a six-week task-treatment using Yahoo Messenger with Voice in non-native speaker to native-speaker dyads. Specifically, this study examined how the EFL learners' spoken production changed by measuring and comparing the following temporal variables in the pre- and post-tests: speech rate, articulation rate and pause phenomena. Also, the same temporal variables were measured for each type of task to determine whether the type of task affected the spoken production. The study examined the participants' reactions and feelings about the experience with voice chat in real time. Finally, the study looked at whether voice chat in real time- conversational partnerships with English native-speakers could be a resource for learning the language more effectively in EFL environments.The examiner set up the recording program Camtasia to capture the screen and record the audio. Also, the ... Although text chat was not used in the study to collect data, it was used to provide instructions to the learners to set up the voice chatanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Case Study of the Impact and Usefulness of Synchronous Voice Chat to Improve EFL Learners' Spoken Production|
|Author||:||Nadia Veronica Jaramillo Cherrez|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|