The Effectiveness of Prompt and Recast on the Pronunciation of Moroccan EFL Learners: The Case of English Department Students in Sais Faculty
Keywords:Corrective Feedback (CF), phonological inter-language, pronunciation, prompt, recast
This study aims to investigate the differential effects of two methods of error correction, namely prompt and recast, on the pronunciation of Moroccan EFL learners. Accordingly, an exploratory observation was conducted to design a test instrument followed by an experimental design wherein thirty English Department students in Sais Faculty in Fes (n=30) were divided into prompt, recast and no-feedback control groups. A pre-test was administered to the three groups, revealing that EFL learners make similar mistakes in the pronunciation of some English sounds due to the lack of correspondence between spelling and pronunciation. Subsequently, the experimental groups received immediate treatment for their pronunciation mistakes. The post-test, as examined by the One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), revealed a significant difference between the prompt as compared to the other groups.