Proceedings of The 2nd World Conference on Teaching and Education
Effects of a novel learning method on the academic achievement in practical English in a vocational high school: with respect to listening and speaking
Chae-rin Moon, Jong-seong Kim
In this study, we have investigated effects of a newly developed learning material on academic achievements of students in practical English in a vocational high school. This new learning material could be characterized by Hangul-based representation of English pronunciation, which is combined with powerful features of the smartphone apps. Considering the fact that most of students have quite lower level of academic preparation for English learning, we suggested a novel approach to represent English pronunciation only by Hangeul alphabets combined with special symbols. It is seen that a newly developed learning material could help students enhance listening spoken English and speaking ability to speak English with correct pronunciation more easily.
Keywords: academic achievements, a newly developed method; Self-directed manner; Smartphone-based; STT(Speech-To-Text), TTS(Text-To-Speech).