Strategies French Learners Use to Acquire English Pronunciation Through Activities in Informal Contexts: A Case Study

  • Kossi Seto Yibokou (Université de Lorraine)


The objective of this case study is to explore the strategies of a group of English learners in the acquisition of pronunciation markers of the various accents they are exposed to through activities in informal contexts. Data were collected through oral diaries and interviews with non-language students in a French university. The preliminary results show that these learners use cognitive, metacognitive, and socio-affective strategies such as (1) exposition to authentic resources, (2) viewing mode, (3) attention to aural input, (4) accent preference, (5) oral interaction (6) multiple viewing and recall, (7) repetition and imitation, (8) online search, and (9) global comprehension. Pedagogical implications are drawn concerning the exploitation of audio-visual input.

Keywords: strategies, informal learning, oral diary, pronunciation, audio-visual input

How to Cite:

Yibokou, K. S., (2023) Strategies French learners use to acquire English pronunciation through activities in informal contexts: A case study. In R. I. Thomson, T. M. Derwing, J. M. Levis, & K. Hiebert (Eds.), Proceedings of the 13th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, ­­­­­­­­held June 2022 at Brock University, St. Catharines, ON. doi:

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23 Jul 2023
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