Date of Graduation

12-15-2017

Document Type

Project/Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

College/School

School of Education

Department/Program

International and Multicultural Education (IME)

Abstract

This project is intended to help adult EFL students in Korea familiarize themselves with the sounds of words and expressions that are used in everyday conversation, especially in business settings or workplaces.

This project, with help of technology, focuses on customizing learnings and feedbacks for each student to meet their unique needs and maximizes the effectiveness and efficiency of learning process and outcomes. Also, the project emphasizes the importance of intonations and point of stress in spoken English that most Korean students have difficulty in distinguishing and recognizing in real-life conversations. It also introduces diverse accents of English since many Korean students consider American Standard English as the only “norm” of English language sound, which is not the case, especially when they interact with diverse people from many different countries or geographical backgrounds in business settings.

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