SPLIS Webinar: Technology for L2 Pronunciation Teaching & Learning: Focus on Visual Feedback

When:  Jul 6, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (ET)


The pandemic-inspired demand for the use of technology expedited long-term trends in the field of second language pronunciation as technology became central in the teaching of pronunciation to L2 learners and in the training of language teachers. There is now an increasing interest in applying and adapting technology to pronunciation learning and teaching, including perception, production, teacher training, feedback, and the availability of resources that are appropriate for diverse contexts. This webinar addresses the ways that technology affects the teaching and learning of L2 pronunciation and provides an overview of research findings on technological developments for L2 pronunciation. The later focus of the webinar is on tools that have successfully implemented visual feedback for the improvement of L2.


Dr. Ivana Rehman is a lecturer in the English Department at Iowa State University. Her research interests are in second language pronunciation and computer-assisted language learning. She has presented her work at national and international conferences (e.g., Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching, English Pronunciation: Issues & Practices, Acoustical Society of America Meetings) and published in a variety of journals (e.g., Language Teaching Research, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Speech & Communication).

Mutleb Alnafisah is a Ph.D. student in the Applied Linguistics and Technology program at Iowa State University. He is primarily interested in second language pronunciation and assessment. He holds a BA in English and Translation from Qassim University and an MA in Linguistics and TESOL from Southern Illinois University. He taught basic English language courses for two years for college-level
students in Saudi Arabia.


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