Exploiting Phonetic Exercise to Improve Students’ Pronunciation Ability
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- phonetic transcription exercise; pronunciation ability
Pronunciation, sometimes become a forgotten skill in teaching and learning English. Teachers are reluctantly drilling their students’ pronunciation. It is because the English pronunciation is not regular, so both students and teachers need long time to study about it. The problem about pronunciation was also happened in the fourth semester students of English Education Study Program in STKIP PGRI Pasuruan. Phonetic transcription exercise was the way used to improve the students’ pronunciation ability. This is a Classroom Action Research where students were given two kind of tests, reading aloud test and phonetic transcription test. Questionnaires were also given to the students to know their response about phonetic transcription exercises. The results showed that for the first cycles some students still make mistakes in pronouncing some words given although they have known the phonetic visualization, but in the second cycle, there was a significance improvement of pronunciation ability, this is due to students have got accustomed to the phonetic symbols and could apply it to their pronunciation. It can be concluded that phonetic transcription exercises could improve students’ pronunciation ability, because it could show the precise visual written record of the sound itself.
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TY - CONF AU - Ana Ahsana El Sulukiyyah AU - Madiningsih Ms. PY - 2018/07 DA - 2018/07 TI - Exploiting Phonetic Exercise to Improve Students’ Pronunciation Ability BT - Proceedings of the 2nd Social Sciences, Humanities and Education Conference: Establishing Identities through Language, Culture, and Education (SOSHEC 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 336 EP - 339 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/soshec-18.2018.72 DO - 10.2991/soshec-18.2018.72 ID - AhsanaElSulukiyyah2018/07 ER -