Journal of English Educators Society
Vol 3, No 1 (2018): April

Pronunciation and Conversation Challenges among Saudi EFL Students

Naser, Issa Mohammad Muflih (Unknown)
Hamzah, Mohd Hilmi Bin (Unknown)



Article Info

Publish Date
04 Apr 2018

Abstract

This study aims to identify the difficulties of pronunciation and conversation faced by EFL learners who undertook a Preparatory Year Program (PYP) in Saudi Arabia, It highlights the main issues in pronunciation and conversations (e.g., textbooks, teaching methods, and students' attitude and motivation) and techniques to address these problems. The instruments used in the study were classroom observations and teachers' discussions. The results revealed that firstly, students did not have a sound knowledge of grammar. Secondly, students' outside environment was influenced by their mother tongue. Thirdly, the teaching methods did not suit their proficiency levels. Finally, they were demotivated and thought that they have an impossible mission to improve their English pronunciation and conversation.

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Journal Info

Abbrev

jees

Publisher

Subject

Education Languange, Linguistic, Communication & Media

Description

Journal of English Educators Society (JEES) a peer-reviewed English journal published by English Education Study Program, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education of Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo two times a year in April and October. The goal of this journal is to facilitate scholars, ...