Development of Intonatıon Patterns in Time Clauses Among Efl Prospectıve Teachers: An Experimental Study
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The major aim of this study was to explore the present competencies of prospective English language teachers about English sentence intonation and if necessary, to remedy the intonation problems in their speech. The participants of the study consisted of prospective EFL teachers enrolled at a major state university in Turkey (N=84). The study was conducted and the related data was collected in 2014-2015 academic year spring semester. To reach the main purpose of the study, a pre-test post-test experimental design was used as the research methodology. Between pre and post-tests, remedial English sentence intonation teaching lessons were carried out with the participants. In these sessions, PowerPoint presentations including various intonation exercises about time adverbial sentences from the voices of native speakers were used. Audio Articulation Model (Demirezen, 2003, 2004) was employed for the remedial teaching lessons in accordance with the Grammar Intonation Model.