The Methodology of the Longitudinal Action-Research Study Among Secondary-School Learners
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The longitudinal action-research study sets out to investigate the opinions of a group of secondary school learners on English pronunciation and both its role as well as relevance in language learning. In an attempt to meet the expectations and needs of good language learners, I came to a decision to run a stand-alone pronunciation course for volunteers who declared their interest in pronunciation and their readiness to work on it in order to improve their general oral performance as well as their pronunciation. In the light of the above-mentioned motivation, the study aims to discover the degree of the impact that systematic, albeit not extremely intensive, pronunciation instruction may have on learners’ performance and whether it contributes to pronunciation awareness raising and confidence building.