Technology Review: Speechace

  • Mutleb Alnafisah (Iowa State University)


It is now well-established in the field of applied linguistics that technological affordances can greatly facilitate the acquisition of a second language, or L2 (Chapelle, 2001; 2003; Chapelle & Jamieson, 2008). For L2 pronunciation, there have been numerous attempts to create computer-assisted pronunciation training and learning resources for both classroom-based instruction and independent learning. This interest is partially attributable to the flexibility technology provides for developers to promote individualized and autonomous learning, which may not be tenable in traditional classrooms (Levis, 2007). Nevertheless, some of these resources do not align with current L2 acquisition theories and findings in L2 speech research. The present paper reviews the web-based version of Speechace, a learning tool that can be accessed through the link:

How to Cite: Alnifasah, M. (2022). Technology review: Speechace. In J. Levis & A. Guskaroska (eds.), Proceedings of the 12th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, held June 2021 virtually at Brock University, St. Catharines, ON. 

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Published on
16 Sep 2022
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