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Investigating the English Pronunciation Problems for Non-Native Speakers of the Language: A Study on Charmo University Students
Areen Ahmed Muhammed

Last modified: 2023-07-22

Abstract


There are plenty of articles and papers focusing on second language learning and its methods; however, very few studies can be found to investigate the pronunciation problems of undergraduate students. In addition, understanding pronunciation is an important part of communicative competence. It is widely approved that students should master pronunciation to be able to grasp the language adequately; moreover, many solutions have been carried out. Yet, students should find out the problems to be able to fix the issues. The purpose of this study is to investigate the problems non-native speakers of English have, especially undergraduate students. Students with better and acceptable pronunciation can easily improve their other language skills than those with weak pronunciation. Throughout the study, university students were used as the tool to investigate the problems and later suggestions, recommendations, and solutions were given based on the data the researcher found. In this research two methods of data collection were used; qualitative (Interview) and quantitative (Questionnaire) were used on Charmo University / English Department Students.

Keywords— Accents; Classroom Instructions; Pronunciation; University Students; Utterances.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.24086/ICLANGEDU2023/paper.945

Published Date: 01/06/2023

 


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