The Effect of Musical Ability on Chinese English as a Foreign Language Learners’ Phonetic Ability
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- Chinese college students; Musical ability; Phonetic ability; EFL learners
In China, there are few studies on the relationship between musical ability and English phonetic ability. English phonetics teaching has been overlooked during the college English teaching in China for a long time, and there is a clear tendency that Chinese college students pay more attention to English reading and writing rather than listening and speaking while studying English, and this has caused their common weak phonetic ability. In China, reading and writing are more emphasized in English teaching courses while speaking is often neglected and belittled. English phonetics learning is also limited by regional teaching conditions and means. There are quite a few English learners who do not realize the importance of English phonetics learning or learning strategies. All these factors affect and restrict the improvement of English pronunciation. To help students have a better understanding of phonetics, music is a great way to be applied in the teaching progress. Whether musical ability will have a positive effect on phonetic ability is worthwhile to study. In this paper, the author conducted a study to find the relationship between musical ability and phonetic ability. Through a questionnaire survey and interviews, the idea that musical ability and phonetic ability among Chinese college EFL students have a positive correlation is proved.
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TY - CONF AU - Zhiqi Wang PY - 2022 DA - 2022/12/29 TI - The Effect of Musical Ability on Chinese English as a Foreign Language Learners’ Phonetic Ability BT - Proceedings of the 2022 6th International Seminar on Education, Management and Social Sciences (ISEMSS 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 3201 EP - 3207 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-494069-31-2_376 DO - 10.2991/978-2-494069-31-2_376 ID - Wang2022 ER -