Benjamin F.C. Nwokedi (PhD)


The proficient command over the English language, marked by accurate pronunciation and comprehension, is significantly underpinned by the mastery of speech sounds. This study embarked on a meticulous exploration of the importance of speech sounds in the teaching and learning of the English language. Through a blend of theoretical analysis and empirical investigation in diverse learning settings, the study illuminated the critical role that phonological awareness and phonetic accuracy play in fostering linguistic competence among learners. Furthermore, the study unveiled the challenges and misconceptions associated with speech sounds, particularly among non-native speakers, and proposed pedagogical strategies to surmount those hurdles. The findings underscored the indispensable nature of speech sounds in enhancing pronunciation, listening comprehension, and overall communication skills in English. The study also illuminated the transformative potential of innovative teaching methodologies that prioritize speech sounds, thereby paving the way for enriched language acquisition experiences. Through a nuanced understanding of speech sounds and their paramount importance in English language pedagogy, this study contributes to the broader discourse on efficacious language education strategies tailored for a linguistically diverse student populace.


Speech Sounds, Teaching, Learning, English Language

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