Scrabble yourself to success: Methods in teaching transcription

Faculty/Professorship: English and Historical Linguistics  
Author(s): Sönning, Lukas  
Editors: Przedlacka, Joanna; Maidment, John; Ashby, Michael
Title of the compilation: Proceedings of the Phonetics Teaching and Learning Conference ; UCL, London, 8–10 August 2013
Corporate Body: Phonetics Teaching and Learning Conference, London, 8–10 August 2013
Publisher Information: London
Year of publication: 2013
Pages: 83-86 ; Illustrationen
ISBN: 978-0-9926394-0-2
Language(s): English
Licence: German Act on Copyright 
This paper summarizes the results of a study that tested and evaluated two methods for teaching phonemic transcription to German EFL students at university level. The research design included a control group and two training groups receiving treatment with different methods: one based on the transcription of auditive stimuli, the other based on a phonemic adaption of the board game Scrabble®. The different training methods had significant effects on the improvement of transcription skills. A comparison of the training groups did not yield significant differences – the descriptive statistics, however, suggest that phoneme scrabble cannot be recommended as a uniform teaching method.
Keywords: phonemic transcription, evaluation of teaching methods, experimental study
Type: Conferenceobject
Year of publication: 18. November 2013