USE OF AUDIO-BOOKS TO TEACH PRONUNCIATION OF ENGLISH WORDS: A PERSPECTIVE STUDY TO DETECT THE FLAWS AND SOLUTIONS OF MISPRONOUNCIATION OF STUDENTS AT ELEMENTARY LEVEL IN THE GOVT. SCHOOLS OF PAKISTAN.
Keywords:Teaching English, Pronunciation, Audio books, Elementary level.
The present study evaluates the impact of audio books in the teaching and learning of pronunciation ability at elementary level in the govt. schools of Pakistan. This study was continued for three weeks, along with the participation of 20 students from 7th class of GGHS Tamir e MillatSchool Rahim Yar Khan. The students were divided into two groups from which ten students were included in the experimental group and ten students were in the control group. “The Swan Lake”, a short story has been selected in the printed and audio form. Firstly, the story was given to the students of both in the printed form to teach them through traditional method of teaching. Then a pretest was taken of the participants of both groups. The analysis of the scores was done by independent sample t-test through SPSS which revealed that there was not a statistically significant difference in the mean and standard deviation of both groups. Then, the participants of experimental group were taught the story text by using audio books for one week and their English words have been observed. A post test was also taken of the participants of both groups and scores were analyzed by independent sample t-test through SPSS. The analysis of the scores reflected that there is a statistically significant difference between the mean scores and standard deviation of both groups. The effect size value was also greater. The results showed that the use of audio books for the participants of experimental group has been productive and useful to learn English language pronunciation. A paired sample t-test was calculated through SPSS to evaluate the performance of participants of both groups. Undoubtedly, the use of audio books has a greater effect in the teaching and learning process of English language pronunciation at elementary level of govt. schools in Pakistan.
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