3D Talking-Head Mobile App: A Conceptual Framework for English Pronunciation Learning among Non-Native Speakers

Ahmad Zamzuri Mohamad Ali, Kogilathah Segaran

Abstract


One of the critical issues pertaining learning English as second language successfully is pronunciation, which consequently contributes to learners’ poor communicative power. This situation is moreover crucial among non-native speakers. Therefore, various initiatives have been taken in order to promote effective language learning, which includes 3d talking-head on mobile technology. 3D talking-head appeared to be a sufficient instructional material in supporting language learning, mostly in pronunciation aspects among non-native speakers. On this regard, this paper proposed a conceptual framework for 3D talking-head Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL), specifically for pronunciation learning. The framework was developed based on theories, principles and literature overview done. The paper also suggests potential studies to further affirm the framework developed.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/elt.v6n8p66

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English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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