An Investigation into the Role of Pronunciation Apps in Speaking Improvement: A Comprehensive Analysis

Authors

  • Sikandar Seemab M.phil in English Linguistics, English Department, Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan Author
  • Behjat Azhar M.phil in English Language and Literature, English Department, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Punjab, Pakistan Author
  • Sameera Iftikhar MS in English, English Department, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.61506/01.00219

Keywords:

Pronunciation, Pronunciation Apps, Speaking Improvement, Second Language Learning

Abstract

This article examines the issue of the effectiveness of pronunciation applications for second language learning in terms of improvement in speaking proficiency. The issue of pronunciation is one of the cause of the most of the challenge to some language learners as a result of those linguistic and cultural factors. Because of the wide use of pronunciation apps in the contemporary digital world, their effectiveness in speech improvement needs to be examined. Data collection will be done through mixed-methods approach where quantitative analysis of apps usage data will be conducted along with qualitative interviews and assessments that will give a total picture of effect of pronunciation apps on the skill development. These apps can help to improve language learners' pronunciation more deeply, which then leads to increased confidence and a more fluent use of the target language. It is technology that makes this type of apps important tools during the process of second language acquisition. In conclusion, the research paper about the language education, the technology integration, and second language learning serves to improve the language learning for learners worldwide.

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2024-03-25

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How to Cite

Seemab, S. ., Azhar, B. ., & Iftikhar, S. . (2024). An Investigation into the Role of Pronunciation Apps in Speaking Improvement: A Comprehensive Analysis. Bulletin of Business and Economics (BBE), 13(1). https://doi.org/10.61506/01.00219

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