Pronunciation Errors Produced by Preschool Teachers

Datu, Yerly Arnold (2015) Pronunciation Errors Produced by Preschool Teachers. In: 11th Annual CamTESOL Conference on English Language Teaching English: Building Skills for Regional Cooperation and Mobility , 27 February 2015, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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English teachers for young learners should be a good model of English pronunciation. Unfortunately, in the initial observation of this study, pronunciation errors produced by preschool teachers were found. Such facts triggerred the writer to conduct a further study. Therefore, this study investigates: (1) types of English pronunciation errors the teachers produce, (2) sources of their errors, and (3) their efforts to overcome their errors. Employing a case study design, the participants involved were 50 preschool teachers from ten different branches under the same private Foundation in Surabaya, Sidoarjo and Malang, East Java, Indonesia. 40 individual words drawn from the syllabus were prepared. The teachers were asked to pronounce those prepared words and their voices were recorded. Contrastive analysis and phonological analysis were applied to analyze the data. To triangulate, this study provided a 29-item questionnaire and an interview. This study also referred to two models of pronunciation namely Standard Southern British (SSB) and General American (GA) and both models employ the International Phonetic Alphabets (IPA) for phonetic transcriptions. Finally, types of errors, causes of errors, teachers’ efforts revealed become the basis of suggestions made in this study. Keywords: English pronunciation errors, source of errors, English consonants, English vowels, word stresses

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: English pronunciation, errors, source of errors, model, fossilization
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Polytechnic > Diploma in Foreign Business Language
Depositing User: Yerly Arnold Datu
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2015 02:25
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2015 02:25

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