Strategies in foreign language pronunciation: A qualitative investigation

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The communicative approach to teaching foreign languages is based on the idea of building up and developing communicative skills and one of the crucial factors for its realisation are the learner strategies. Despite the fact that learner strategies are taken as a key factor in teaching and learning various aspects of the foreign language

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Strategies in foreign language pronunciation: A qualitative investigationPublished by BETA-IATEFL on 01/01/2000 in Publications Written by: Marina Samalieva, The University of PlovdivIn this writing:2. Background of the study3. Data Analysis4. Discussion5. ConclusionReferences1. Introduction The communicative approach to teaching foreign languages is based on the idea of building up and developing communicative skills and one of the crucial factors for its realisation are the learner strategies. Despite the fact that learner strategies are taken as a key factor in teaching and learning various aspects of the foreign language such as listening, reading comprehension, lexis etc. (Huahuang & Naerssen, 1987; Abraham & Vann, 1990 etc.) in teaching pronunciation these factors have not been studied so far.The present study has the following objectives a) to point out the area of difficulty learners meet while learning the English pronunciation and b) what type of strategies they apply in learning pronunciation and the frequency of their use.[]2. Background of the study2.1. The SampleTwenty one students from the Agricultural University of Plovdiv learning English as a foreign language participated in the study their level of proficiency in English being upper intermediate.2.2. The Method of ResearchTo collect the data for the study we used the method of the interview.2.3 The SettingThe interview included questions. The aim was to establish the mos

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