Teaching English pronunciation through international phonetic alphabet symbol at MAN - 1 Murung Raya

Najamudin Najamudin


This study is intended to help the teachers in teaching learning process particularly for English pronunciation. It is the most important component to get English speaking fluently. Therefore, all the students who learn English language must master the pronunciation. In Indonesia, most of the students from Senior high school or Islamic High School get trouble in learning and practicing English pronunciation. For that reason, the writer tries to solve those problems with this study. The study of the pronunciation of words is part of the field of phonetics. Phonetics is special symbols to represent each different speech sound. It is spelling system that closely matches the sounds represented. It is also said that phonetics is the study of speech sounds and how they are produced. This study explains why English pronunciation is very difficult to be learned especially for Indonesian students and how the English sounds are produced. This study uses descriptive analysis methodology. The result of the study is by learning pronunciation through International Phonetic Alphabet or IPA symbol, the students will get not only the same pronunciation with American English speakers but also British English speakers. The students who know the IPA will know how to pronounce any words in English.


English pronunciation; International Phonetic Alphabet; symbol

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