EFFECTS OF NON-NATIVE INSTRUCTORS’ L1, BELIEFS AND PRIORITIES ON PRONUNCIATION PEDAGOGY AT SECONDARY LEVEL IN DISTRICT RAJANPUR, PAKISTAN

Muhammad Imran & Quratul Ain, School of Foreign Languages, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China & Govt. College for Women, Rajanpur, Pakistan;          Abstract: This paper aims to know the effects of the pronunciation of non-native instructors upon non-native learners at secondary level and emphasizes on incorporating pronunciation into their classes. The study is designed to know the existing beliefs and priorities of non-native instructors regarding pronunciation by having their interviews and observing the process of teaching and learning in the classrooms. For data, 60 government schools English teachers were selected randomly from District Rajanpur. The results of the research revealed that lack of subject specialist teachers of English language, un-availability of in-service courses for pronunciation teaching, typical memory-driven examination system, and shortage of resources and untrained teachers in phonetics and phonology are the root causes.  

Keywords: Non-native Instructors, Beliefs, Pronunciation, Pedagogy, phonetics, phonology.

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