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Aloud Reader Android App. for Self-directed Speech Training
Erma Perwitasari

Last modified: 2020-05-05

Abstract


Self-directed learners who are techie are usual with android mobile phone as device of foreign language learning. Several free android applications installed from Google Play Store are suitable for practising English to improve spoken English skills independently and inexpensively. Those applications with specific functionalities make easy oral fluency practice. Learner can trained himself  speaking fluently and pronuncing words correctly as well using @Voice Aloud Reader (TTS Reader) app., that is able converting written text into audio text. The training program on the android application usage to help students train themselves was carried out in one of senior high schools in Kabupaten Serang, namely SMAN 1 Pabuaran, whose students have already owned android mobile phone with lack of knowledge about functionality of android application for spoken English skill improvement.  Using the application, students decide what text they want to hear and do mirroring the voice of native speaker during set. The students confidently performed their speech in English at speech performance session. It was found that the application has been suitable with the students needs to pronunce English words better.

Keywords


Android mobile phone, @Voice Aloud Reader (TTS Reader) app., self-directed learning, spoken English skill.

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