Improving the Pronunciation Skills in Grade-8 Students of KM/KM Al-Mina Vidyalaya-Nintavur

  • A. Wahaab
  • Munas M.H.A
  • N. M. Mohammed Rizvi

Abstract

This research deals with the title of “Improving the pronunciation skills in Grade-8 students of Km/Km-Al-Mina Vidyalaya Nintavur”. Its administering office is in the Kalmunai Education Zone. It is a mixed and a difficult area school. The related school’s research is a sourced one for the English learners. It displays the current pronunciation problems in the school. Also, it depicts the current remedies for the certain school. The purpose of this research describes the new implementations of techniques in the pronunciation skills. When we compare with other students, we observe a very poor performance in pronunciation among four skills of the target language. But this research results would assist them as a whole. The objectives are to pinpoint the English words pronunciation, identify the suitable remedies for speaking or oral communication and children must refer the Oxford English dictionary to enrich the vocabulary. We have improved this aspect through this research results. Before the pre-test, the students have uttered deep in pronunciation. After the post-test, there has been marginalized report recorded. Due to that, we can utilize this modern tool in the classroom in order to uplift the pronunciation skills in four skills. Our objectives have achieved with help of post-test results. The sample school students have succeeded in the rate of 75 percentage in the targeted research. We have used the methodology of qualitatively and quantitatively. The sample has included in 60 students ‘of boys and girls in grade-8. We have collected the data through interview, testing, observations and questionnaire. After the collected data’s, we have done data’s analysis. Through this aspect, we did pre-test and post-test. Especially, for the communication test, we have given picture description and English Dialogues. Another test is reading, for the reading test, a passage has been given from the text book. Also, we have given chances to the children to refer the English dictionary in order to enhance the English vocabulary and it would reflect all skills. When we compare the pre-test and the post test results, students’ frequency histogram figures, descriptive statistics table results (mean, median, mode and standard deviation) and t-test analysis report have shown improved results in post-tests as (Speaking t-test value E- 33 and Reading t-test value E-25). The result of t-values has been illustrated less than 0.05. So, it rejects the null hypothesis. So, there are significance differences in the all-posttest results. So, all the pretests have weakened performance and all the posttests have a rich performance. This information of all the pre-tests have required an extra training and remedies. After the treatment, the results have been adhered to consider. So, the research has given a positive response to uplift pronunciation skill. We can believe the reality of that; this research has been given immense feedback in the pronunciation skills in the sample school.

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Published
2021-10-01
How to Cite
WAHAAB, A.; M.H.A, Munas; MOHAMMED RIZVI, N. M.. Improving the Pronunciation Skills in Grade-8 Students of KM/KM Al-Mina Vidyalaya-Nintavur. Asian Journal of Research in Education and Social Sciences, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 3, p. 137-154, oct. 2021. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/ajress/article/view/15700>. Date accessed: 03 dec. 2021.
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