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Production orale de l'anglais L2 des francophones : une approche rythmique guidée de l'apprentissage peut-elle améliorer leur performance ? Étude de cas

Abstract : The stress-timed vs. syllable-timed dichotomy between English and French is at the origin of a major challenge for teachers and students of English L2 alike. Stress, not a free parameter in English words, plays a fundamental role in the good understanding of the message. Its absence, or its misplacement, makes the interaction with a native speaker extremely difficult. This cannot to be ignored: the experimentation described in this paper is based on an original pedagogical approach for the acquisition of rhythm using a metronome frequently, during oral production tasks in class. A reading test was used twice, before and after the work with the metronome, enabling the measuring and analysis of progress-related data. The productions of seventy five students were recorded during the tests; measures were made and the collected data analyzed in order to determine whether there was progress or not. First results of a case study show definite progress in some parameters (vowel duration, pitch) and stagnation in others (intensity, vowel quality). This preliminary study paves the way to a broader study based on the created corpus.
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Francis Picavet. Production orale de l'anglais L2 des francophones : une approche rythmique guidée de l'apprentissage peut-elle améliorer leur performance ? Étude de cas. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. 2012. ⟨dumas-00752578⟩

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