Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 12. Number4   December 2021                                  Pp.401-414

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Developing English Pronunciation through Animation and YouTube Videos

Muayyed J. Juma
Translation Department
Al-Ma’moon University College


Received:  8/3/2021    Accepted:   11/14/2021          Published:12/15/2021


Using multimedia inside the English as a foreign language (EFL) lassroom has been anticipated by several researchers and educators recently as a new necessary component of language learning. This is ascribed on the one hand to the continuous advancements in the new technological devices that might be used in presenting the various types of multimedia inside the classroom, and, on the other hand, to the fact that learners have started to acquire new modes of cognitive learning preferences due to their excessive daily use of these devices. This study investigates the appropriateness and practicality of using some animated or dynamic graphs and YouTube movies in teaching the pronunciation of English to Iraqi-Arabic learners of English as a foreign language. The two groups of the subjects who participated in this case study were taught using two different methods of teaching with and without using multimedia. Unlike those who were part of the control group, subjects belonging to the experimental group performed much better in their posttest results (62.31% of the experimental group average percentage and 47.09% of the control group average percentage).
Keywords: Animation, EFL teaching, English pronunciation, multimedia, YouTube videos

Cite as: Juma, M. J. (2021). Developing English Pronunciation through Animation and YouTube Videos.
Arab World English Journal, 12 (4) 142-152.


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Received: 8/3/2021
Accepted: 11/14/2021 
Published: 12/15/2021

Asst. Prof. Muayyed J. Juma. I had my bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. degrees from Baghdad University in English language and linguistics and worked as an English teacher in different universities in Iraq, Jordan, and Oman for almost 20 years. I am working now in Al Mamoun University College in Baghdad.