Lukio-opiskelijoiden käsityksiä vieraan kielen ääntämisen opetuksessa saadusta palautteesta
High school students' perceptions of feedback on foreign language pronunciation
Avainsanat:ääntäminen, palaute, fonetiikka
In foreign language teaching, feedback is an essential part of learning pronunciation. It raises the learner’s awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of their pronunciation. Yet previous research has shown that teachers often feel uncomfortable when giving feedback on learners’ pronunciation. We conducted a survey among Finnish high school students to find out their pronunciation targets and what kind of feedback they would like to receive. The survey revealed that a clear majority (80 %, n=1953) of respondents appreciated good pronunciation and wished for native-like pronunciation. They hoped to receive feedback from the teacher, and they understood the importance of corrective feedback for learning. Based on our findings we encourage teachers to provide positive and corrective pronunciation feedback to their students to promote effective learning.