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The Relationship between English Pronunciation Self-Concept and English Learning

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Abstract:

English pronunciation self-concept refers to self-evaluation of a person’s English pronunciation proficiency which is shaped during the time spent for pronunciation learning (Gimson, 1980). The present paper aims at investigating the possible correlation between English pronunciation self-concept and English language learning. Furthermore, the relationship between global English self-concept and classroom anxieties are examined in the Iranian context. To this end, Xiuquan zhu’s (2005) questionnaire was administrated to the total of 100 English as a foreign language (EFL) students. Moreover, to assess students general English performance and their pronunciation proficiency two kinds of tests were taken by the participants. Descriptive statistics was used to turn the raw data to the interpretable forms. The analysis revealed statistically significant correlation between English pronunciation self-concept and global English self-concept with in turn leads to efficient English language performance. However, negative correlation is obtained regarding English classroom anxiety and English pronunciation self-concept. Because of facilitating role of pronunciation self-concept in English language acquisition, the findings of the present study suggest that due attention should be paid on the English pronunciation self-concept in foreign language learning teaching-learning environments

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Periodical:
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 60)
Pages:
54-59
DOI:
10.18052/www.scipress.com/ILSHS.60.54
Citation:
H. Talebzadeh and L. Gholami, "The Relationship between English Pronunciation Self-Concept and English Learning", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 60, pp. 54-59, 2015
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Sep 2015
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