Departmental Bulletin Paper A Review of the Listening and Pronunciation Website EnglishCentral
A Review of the Listening and Pronunciation Website EnglishCentral

BALLOU, Kevin  ,  Kevin, BALLOU

This paper reviews the popular listening and pronunciation website EnglishCentral. After first providing an overview of the main features available to learners, the author evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of various aspects of the acivities offered by consulting previous research and current principles related to language acquisition, vocabulary learning, shadowing, attention, and motivation.Overall, the website provides a well-organized library of listening material paired with useful tools for language leaners. However, further empirical research needs to be carried out to determine the best practices for using the website and to compare the tasks offered with alternative approaches to lanfuafe study.

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