Project Title SPICE - Sounds and Pronounce Interactive Computerised Software
Project Category Innovation
Abstract Abstract SPICE - stands for Sounds and Pronounce Interactive Computerised Software, is an interactive multimedia software, which gives a new dimension to pronounce the English words correctly through its interactive approach. SPICE is developed as an interactive software that attempts to introduce learners to the world of phonetics in a fun and engaging atmosphere with a clear focus on self-paced learning. Computer-assisted language learning (CALL), which brings a new feature into the pronunciation teaching and learning, has been instrumental in introducing various language learning software of which pronunciation awareness has also seen a remarkable development in terms of readily available computer-based interactive software in the market (Celce-Murcia, Brinton & Goodwin, 1996). SPICE is also developed specifically with Malaysian learners in mind that aims to bridge the gap in learners’ existing lack of knowledge about phonetics through familiarizing them with the English phonetic system by introducing basic phonemes in the International Phonetic alphabet (IPA) as its first objective, and second, to enable learners with knowledge of basic English phonetics to engage in computer-based interactive activities with a view to improving their pronunciation. It focuses on phonetic and phonemic symbols to guide learners to get their pronunciation right. SPICE functions as a supplementary learning software that can benefit the target users. It promotes self-directed learning, provides immediate feedback, makes learning fun and interactive, and enables learners to do self-assessment. It is a useful, fun and interactive software for a teaching and learning aid, which could help learners master their English phonetics by emphasizing phonetic sounds and symbols from the English phonemes (44 phonemes) to guide learners on the correct pronunciation of words. Keywords: SPICE, phonetics, pronunciation, English language learning
Validation Status Validated
Validation Date 2019-03-12


Staff Status
Sueb Ibrahim, Dr Leader
Lilly ak Metom Member
John Francis ak Noyan, Dr Member
Lenny Yusrina bt. Bujang Khedif Member
Ismariani binti Ismail Member


Event Name Event Date Event Level Achievement Event Venue
The 2nd Language Invention, Innovation and Design 2018 2018-08-09 National Silver Concorde Hotel Shah Alam