domenica 29 gennaio 2012

The Pronunciation Survey

I've set up a learners survey on pronunciation attitudes based on one that I read preparing for my thesis.  It's 10 multiple choice questions via SurveyMonkey.  It's really just for Intermediates and above.

Click here to take survey

I wanna walk like you, talk like you, you hoo hoo.

I will publish the results when I get 50 surveys in.  I'll even try a little analysis just to make it interesting.

I'd like to learn about as many learners as possible, so I'll share this with teachers here in Dublin and online.

(IF you are interested, I only wrote one of the questions. Nine of the questions are adapted from A. Raymond Elliott's Pronunciation Attitude Inventory appended in his Foreign Language Phonology: Field Independence, Attitude, and the Success of Formal Instruction in Spanish Pronunciation.  This was published in The Modern Language Journal, Vol. 79, No. 4 (Winter, 1995), pp. 530-542.  Even the photo above is adapted and shared from a photo I saw as a kid.  My research will be original though.  Promise.  By the way here's the full text via GoogleScholar.)

The link to my adapted survey is below if you would like to share it.  Thanks.

So- yes that's right! Hard evidence about how our students think about studying pronunciation will be here in just a bit.  Technically nothing's hard evidence until we get to 300 learners though.

I'll keep adding and publishing the data, if you keep asking the students.  Thanks again.

The results are coming in... thank you for telling your friends.  Just a few more to go.