Journal of English Language Teaching TEACHING PRONUNCIATION TO FIRST YEAR OF JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS THROUGH CHILDREN ENGLISH SONG

Winda Safitri, Aryuliva Adnan
Journal of English Language Teaching   unpublished
This paper is aimed to discuss about the use of children English song to teach pronunciation to first year of junior high school students. It is known, Junior high school students just learn English; they may have some difficulties in the process of learning. Feeling difficult to pronounce word in English can be one of those problems. In order to solve this problem, teacher should have good solution to help their students. One of the solutions that can use by the teacher is using Children
more » ... sing Children English song as the media to teach pronunciation. Teaching pronunciation through children English song help the students to be familiar with the English pronunciation, they can also imitate how the singer's pronounce word in English. So that, the students can makes their pronunciation better. Learning pronunciation by using song also make the students motivated to learn because it is fun and enjoyable. A. INTRODUCTION Teaching pronunciation done by the teacher in leaning speaking. It is known that pronunciation is one of the micro skills of speaking that the students need to understand in order to have a good communication. Mairi (2016:162) said that good speaking fluency make one's English proficiency much better, sound slicker more natural and more impressive for the listener. It also provides more effective communication due to the absence of speaking disturbances. Pronunciation is the way in which a word or a language is spoken.According to Hornby (1995:928) pronunciation is the way in which a language is spoken, the way in which a word is pronounced, the way a person speaks the words of a language. Similarly with Hornby, Farmand and Pourgharib (2013:841), "pronunciation is the way we pronounce a word, especially in a way that is accepted or generally understood". Students who have good pronunciation will be easy and feel confident in Speaking English. However, based on the observation in one of junior high schools in Pasaman, the writer found that there are some difficulties that the students have
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