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Ms. Zakia DJEBBARI, Assistant Professor
TLEMCEN UNIVERSITY – Algeria
Faculty of Letters and Foreign Languages
Title: Phonetic Awareness to Enhance Learners’ Speaking Confidence: The Case of EFL Algerian Learners
English is seen today as a vital medium for international communication. To smooth the progress of the demands of newly emerged society, English teachers need to grant a special attention to the development of learners’ communication abilities. However, it is often assumed that traditional approaches to language teaching seem to still dominate EFL classrooms. Therefore, language teachers should take a step forward towards helping learners grow with more speaking competence incorporated with confidence. The present research is conducted with first-year EFL students to develop their pronunciation and communicative competence. It investigates the factors that affect the learners’ participation in the class and the ways pronunciation training may influence the learning behaviour of EFL students to improve their confidence to speak.
Key-words: Phonetic Awareness, Speaking competence, self-confidence: EFL Algerian learners.
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