Raheela Ahmed


Pronunciation is the most ignored area of a language, especially English as foreign language in Pakistan. The paper intends to look at the place of pronunciation in accordance with the student’s needs and pronunciation in practice with reference to the multi- ethnic background of Pakistani students and role of pronunciation in Pakistan. It also intends to discuss the issues involved in keeping pronunciation as a separate sub-skill and teaching it as part of listening and speaking skills. The current paper is a descriptive study and aims to explore the impact of including pronunciation as compulsory component in a six months language course. The study was conducted by taking a pretest of students on observation sheet marking areas of pronunciation. Later on the detailed input was given and a post test was conducted. It was noted that there was significant improvement in pronunciation of students. As a follow up, the students were interviewed. It was noted that they were also satisfied and maintained that this should be compulsory so as the students of multi ethnic  backgrounds may overcome the difficulty in learning right kind of pronunciation. However they believed that learning pronunciation involves fullest willingness.

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