Problems faced by Non-Native English SpeakersPresentation Transcript
TOPIC : PHONOLOGY NORHIDAYU ROSMAN
QUESTION2. Non-native speakers of English (NNS) often have problems with pronunciation. Discuss the problems areas and suggest ways to overcome these problems identified. Provide relevant examples to illustrate your answer.
PROBLEM 1 : PRONUNCIATION
Incorrectly learning the pronunciation ofEnglish, either by transferring the phonological rulesfrom their mother tongue into their English speechor through implementing strategies similar to thoseused in primary language acquirement. Create innovative pronunciations for English sounds which cannot be found in the speaker’s first language. Example : The Japanese do not have the sound of ‘r’ in their language. Thus, they have to use an alternative sound which available in their language according to their convenience. As they pronounced the sound ‘r’, they pronounce ‘l’ sound.
HOW TO OVERCOME IT? E.g : MOE had conducted a Native Speaker Program whichLearn how to pronounce the bring in the native English words correctly from the speakers to each schools in native speakers order to teach the non-native English speaker of the school
PROBLEM 2 : ACCENT
Strong accent sometimes Include their first language makes the listeners cannotaccent as they speak English understand the words that they are saying E.g : Malay English teachers who use Malay language asStrong accent could diminish their first language have the the understanding of some possibility to speak English words language with a strong Malay accent.
HOW TO OVERCOME IT? Result : listeners could understand the English Speak the words slowly in words even though ourorder to make it sounds clear accent was influenced for the listeners strongly in those English words
PROBLEM 3 : GRAMMAR
E.g : Can not English grammar is In Malayunderstand on how totally different sentence, we the English from ‘Malay cannot use the language really grammar’ plural verb with works the plural subject.
HOW TO OVERCOME IT?Ask helps from any native E.g : As the teacher in speakers who could school has become acorrect us in case we are native English speaker, weusing the wrong grammar could ask help from that as we stated a sentence teacher
PROBLEM 4 : FLUENCY
E.g : tendency to Lack of makeUsed to talk confidence to mistakes in native speak that make the language language non-native speakers afraid to talk
HOW TO OVERCOME IT?Non-native speakers E.g : Practices usingcould practice very cassettes, or tapes hard as practice and listen to those makes perfect things frequently