Proceedings of the Fifth International Seminar on English Language and Teaching (ISELT 2017)

Utilizing Balabolka to Enhance Teaching Listening

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Mike AMELIA
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Mike AMELIA
Available Online May 2017.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/iselt-17.2017.7How to use a DOI?
Keywords
utilizing; balabolka; listening
Abstract

Many Studies in language learning have indicated that listening becomes one of neglected literacy skill in learning English. This happen because it is the most difficult skill to teach. The purpose of the present article is to define the use of Balabolka as a current media which could help teacher in teaching listening in the classroom. Balabolka is one of an application that can be downloaded from internet, this program uses various versions of Microsoft Speech API (SAPI), it allows to alter voice's parameters including rate an pitch. The user can apply special substitution list to improve the quality of the voice's articulation. When an audio file is played with players on a computer or on modern digital audio players, the text is displayed synchronously (at the same way, as lyrics for songs). By utilizing this media, it can facilitate teachers to be creative in designing their teaching listening materials.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Fifth International Seminar on English Language and Teaching (ISELT 2017)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
May 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-391-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iselt-17.2017.7How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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