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The Use Of "Real" English In Language Learning: Making Authentic Ns Speech Accessible Through A Novel Digital Slow-Down Tool, Marty Meinardi Jan 2006

The Use Of "Real" English In Language Learning: Making Authentic Ns Speech Accessible Through A Novel Digital Slow-Down Tool, Marty Meinardi

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This project is concerned with the design of English as a Second Language (ESL) courseware for Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). It arises out of the Enterprise Ireland funded DITCALL (Digital Interactive Toolkit for Computer Assisted Language learning) project. The focus of the research for this courseware is on using authentic video and audio material that is as natural and true to life as possible and providing adequate, pedagogically efficient and visually pleasing lesson material that will prepare prospective students for the environment in Dublin. The thesis centres around the validity of using authentic spoken Native Speaker (NS) English, and ...