AN ANALYSIS OF STUDENTS' PERCEPTIONS TOWARDS PRONUNCIATION

Yudistira, Hendrikus Raka (2017) AN ANALYSIS OF STUDENTS' PERCEPTIONS TOWARDS PRONUNCIATION. Other thesis, Unika Soegijapranata Semarang.

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Abstract

Existing literatures and studies show that students’ perception is one of the important factors to determine the success of language learning. Learning English is fun, yet some people find it difficult because they have to master English pronunciation which has phonological and phonetical differences. The purpose of this study is to discover the Faculty of Language and Arts students’ perceptions towards pronunciation. The data were taken from 47 students of Faculty of Language and Arts in batch 2017 in Soegijapranata Catholic University, Semarang. The writer chose students who had already taken Pronunciation for Accuracy class, Pronunciation for Fluency class, and Pronunciation for Proficiency class as his participants. To collect the data, the writer used a close-ended questionnaire with five options arranged based on the Likert Scale method. The analysis method used in this study is the quantitative method using a simple descriptive statistic analysis. The results of the study showed that the perception n of the students’ towards pronunciation is positive. They consider that pronunciation an important subject in their degree and in their communication. They believe that pronunciation skills are acquired through practice and they also believe that singing songs and some help from English dictionaries, videos, and audios can improve their pronunciation skills, these activities also can make them aware about segmental and suprasegmental aspects.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: 100 Philosophy and Psychology > 150 Psychology > Learning
400 Language
Divisions: Faculty of Language and Art > Department of English Literature
Depositing User: Mrs Christiana Sundari
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2020 04:59
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2020 04:59
URI: http://repository.unika.ac.id/id/eprint/20640

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