Problems of pronunciation in speaking English with reference thai students in Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya university
English has emerged as a virtual international language. Statistics show that 75 % of the world mail, faces and email use English. The majority of the internet is in English. 805 of the informationstored in computer worldwidearein English.More than 140 countries receive news reports from the American-based CNNand British – based BBC. English play a dominant role both as a first and also as a second or foreign language for hundreds of millions of people around the world . here in Thailand, especially, English plays a majors role as possibly the most important foreign language.
The paper focusses on the problems of Thai students in speaking English with exact pronunciation. Thai students face certain specific problems, like the string influence of the mother tongue, lack of opportunities for practicing English, comparatively less proficient teachers in English and lack of information. The curriculum also needs tobe mademore learner-friendly. In fact, Thai education system is well planned andadequately supported by the Government. Language laboratories and other technological aids are availableon alarge scale despite, the required proficiency in English.
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