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English Pronunciation Learning Trends

STUDENTS' ATTITUDES TOWARDS LEARNING ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION by Saundz Pronunciation is an important aspect of language learning which is often neglected in classrooms. This infographic highlights students attitudes towards pronunciation in terms of its importance, practicing resources, accent preferences. The responses presented are taken from the online survey conducted by the Saundz research team. A wave of English learning It is no news that English is widely accepted as a lingua franca, an international language of communication. English Next, study commissioned by the British Council, estimates that the wave of learning English will reach its peak by 2030, with 2 billion learners. THE STATE OF ENGLISH As of 2000, there were 375 million ESL and 750 million EFL speakers. Why is pronunciation important to and for students? In an onilne survey, Saundz research team questioned 100 students of English from 47 countries. of students agreed 92% that pronunciation is important. According to Nowacka (2012), students strive towards good pronunciation in order to sound like a native/ near native speaker, to be clearly understood and to avoid misunderstandings. Fine English pronunciation is also a key skill for career growth. Pronunciation is often neglected in classrooms 79% of students think that teachers pay more attention to other aspects of learning Well-rooted view holds that pronunciation is not as important as knowing grammar rules, or having rich vocabulary. Saundz found: of students believe that good pronunciation 85% leads to communication competence Majority of students practice outside the classroom Speaking with other people Reading in English Listening and watching Using English at work Internet Living in an English speaking country Studying for school British or American English? 38% of students expressed unfamiliarity with variations of English. More than 50% would travel to UK to learn English British English is generally perceived as more formal and conservative. American English is viewed as informal and less standard. -)) SAUNDZ American English Pronunciation Software

English Pronunciation Learning Trends

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English is learned all over the world, yet the equal amount of attention is not payed to all its aspects, most commonly pronunciation. Saundz surveyed 100 students in order to get an insight into the...






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