Assessing the Impact of Pronunciation Learning Strategy on Kurdish EFL Learners’ Pronunciation Accuracy

  • Himdad A. Muhammad Department of English Language, College of Basic Education, Salahaddin University- Erbil, Kurdistan Region, F.R. Iraq
  • Dlakhshan Y. Othman Department of English Language, College of Basic Education, Salahaddin University- Erbil, Kurdistan Region, F.R. Iraq

Abstract

  The study aimed at investigating the effectiveness of pronunciation learning strategies (in favor of Covert Rehearsal Model) in helping Kurdish EFL learners to acquire accuracy in English pronunciation  and  detecting the  most frequently used strategy types and strategy group by the learners.  A total of 50 Kurdish EFL students of Salahaddin University, English Department took part in the study.  The instruments used for collecting data and information included were a validated questionnaire of pronunciation learning strategies. The questionnaire items were adopted from the synthesized taxonomy of pronunciation strategies presented by O'Malley & Chamots’ (1990) and Oxford's (1990) and adapted according to Kurdish learners' need. The results indicated that the use of various pronunciation learning strategies were useful for Kurdish learners to improve their pronunciation skills and then consolidate their self-confidence to bring positive changes in students' pronunciation performance.

Author Biographies

Himdad A. Muhammad, Department of English Language, College of Basic Education, Salahaddin University- Erbil, Kurdistan Region, F.R. Iraq

Professor College of Basic Education, English Language. General Specialization, English language, and linguistics. Specific Specialization, Syntax and Semantics

Dlakhshan Y. Othman, Department of English Language, College of Basic Education, Salahaddin University- Erbil, Kurdistan Region, F.R. Iraq

Dlakhshan Y. Othman. instructor of English Phonetics and Phonology in the English Department, College of Basic Education since ( September 2002). 

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Published
2018-08-12
How to Cite
MUHAMMAD, Himdad A.; OTHMAN, Dlakhshan Y.. Assessing the Impact of Pronunciation Learning Strategy on Kurdish EFL Learners’ Pronunciation Accuracy. Koya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 46-56, aug. 2018. ISSN 2522-3259. Available at: <http://jhss.koyauniversity.org/index.php/jhss/article/view/57>. Date accessed: 18 nov. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.14500/kujhss.v1n1y2018.pp46-56.
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