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Rahnavard F, Mashhadi Heidar D. The Impact of Computer–Assisted Language Learning (CALL) /Web-Based Instruction on Improving EFL Learners’ Pronunciation Ability. IJREE 2017; 2 (1)
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Assistant Professor Tonekabon Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon, Iran
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of CALL/Web-based instruction on improving EFL learners’ pronunciation ability. To this end, 85 students who were enrolled in a language institute in Rasht were selected as subjects. These students were given the Oxford Placement Test in order to validate their proficiency levels. They were then divided into two groups of 30 and were randomly assigned to two treatment conditions (experimental and control). A pre-test of pronunciation was administered to two groups, then the students were exposed to the treatments for 12 sessions. The CALL/Web-based instruction was used in the experimental group, while conventional methods were employed in the control group. Based on the statistical analysis there found to be a significant difference between the performance of the control and the experimental groups. The finding also displayed that the web-based learning was effective in enhancing learners’ motivation in improving pronunciation. The findings of the present study may have implications for L2 learners, teachers, and materials developers.

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