Affordances of digital technology for English pronunciation teaching
The perspective of Brazilian teachers
This study examines the view of Brazilian teachers of English on the affordances of digital technology to teach pronunciation. An online survey was conducted with a group of 42 in-service teachers. All of them held an undergraduate degree from an English Teacher education program. The participants completed a background questionnaire that also included questions that aimed at identifying: (a) what the participants recognize as relevant digital resources for pronunciation teaching and learning; (b) the role played by digital resources in their pronunciation teaching practices, and (c) their perspectives on the affordances and limitations of digital resources for pronunciation teaching. The results bring insights about the affordances of digital technology for pronunciation teaching and about gaps in teacher education regarding pronunciation teaching aided by digital resources.
Keywords: pronunciation teaching. digital technologies. teacher education. English teaching.