Raising Preschool Teachers' Awareness of Their Pronunciation Professional Development Effort

Datu, Yerly A. (2012) Raising Preschool Teachers' Awareness of Their Pronunciation Professional Development Effort. In: Proceeding The 2nd National Conference on Teaching English for Young Learnes i Indonesia (Teylin). English Education Department Teacher Training and Education Faculty , Muria Kudus University, Kudus.

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Unlike five to seven years ago, English nowadays has become an important competence which must be taught by teachers in the children's early ages. This demand has emerged as one of the impacts of the development of the present education and needs in the era of globalization. Due to the fact that English is given in the early ages, it means that teachers play a very important role to make a strong foundation on their students' English proficiency. As children have the ability to adapt and adopt English words much easier than adults, therefore, teachers of English also have greater responsibilities to teach correct pronunciation of English words. However, based on my observation, there were still many private preschool teachers who might not realize that their incorrect pronunciation had been imitated by their students. So, in this paper, I would like to describe further about to what extent these private preschool teachers are aware of their roles in making the students' pronunciation better in which it may result in more competitive outputs in the language areas, what features of pronunciation they have been struggling with and what efforts they have done to cope with their own English pronunciation as a part of professional development. In order to get those profiles, I selected I 0 private preschools in Surabaya, Sidoarjo and Malang and then distributed questionnaires to 50 private preschool teachers. To get what pronunciation features they find difficult, a set of words which they mostly teach and represent sounds of English were given to them to be pronounced and later their voices were taped. Afterwards, their voices were transcribed as my data.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Polytechnic > Diploma in Foreign Business Language
Depositing User: Eko Setiawan 194014
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2015 07:09
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2015 07:13
URI: http://repository.ubaya.ac.id/id/eprint/23505

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