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The The Implementation of Phonetic Method in Teaching Pronunciation at IAIN Palangka Raya

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  • Aqilla Widyastuti IAIN Palangka Raya

Abstract

This research has examined the stages of applying the phonetic method in learning pronunciation and its impact on students' pronunciation abilities, especially on suprasegmental sounds. The problem that the researcher found was that most students had difficulty pronouncing words because most students experienced anxiety and lacked experience in pronouncing these words. A total of 63 students in the first semester of English study program at IAIN Palangka Raya for the 2022/2023 academic year were taken as research subjects. The researcher used a qualitative method in this study; the researcher used interviewers to obtain responses from the lecturer who teaches about the stages of applying the phonetic method, and the researcher also conducted interviews with student representatives to measure the difficulties and benefits when the teacher applying the phonetic method in learning pronunciation. Apart from instruments to test students' understanding of applying the phonetic method, this research also uses an observation checklist to measure whether the teacher has applied the method correctly. The results of the research were that students felt more flexible and experienced improvement in pronouncing English words after applying the phonetic method and the weakness of applying this method was the lack of time to apply it, resulting in less than optimal results.

Published

2023-10-30

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