The Use of Audiovisual Materials to Teach Pronunciation in the ESL/EFL Classroom
El uso de materiales audiovisuales para enseñar la pronunciación en el aula de ESL/EFL
Keywords:Audiovisual materials, pronunciation, English as a second language, English as a foreign language, effects
In the new generation of language learning and teaching, the use of technology has spread within the language classrooms. This bibliographical exploratory research was carried out to examine the use of audiovisual materials as educators’ resources to teach pronunciation in the EFL/ESL classroom, their effects on students’ oral production. For this purpose, 20 academic papers associated with the use of audiovisual aids in the English classroom were analyzed. Furthermore, the papers were divided into five categories such as computer-assisted method, podcasts, songs, social media, and videos. The results of the study demonstrated that audiovisual aids assisted educators and students in the teaching-learning process. They contributed to the improvement of learners’ pronunciation at different English levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) as well as those having different ages (children, teenagers, adults) and diverse language backgrounds. Finally, this research provides information about effective strategies when using audiovisuals to help students improve their pronunciation.