Relationship Between Reading and Pronunciation and Students’ Speaking Skills

Lia Novita


Speaking is one of the main skills in language learning and it is utilized as a means of transferring the
speaker’s knowledge to the audience. It is also agreed that speaking is a highly complex and demanding
process. The ability to speak well is not naturally acquired except by practicing and learning through
experience. This study has been devoted to investigate whether there is any relationship between
pronunciation and reading knowledge and English as a foreign language (EFL) learners’ speaking
performance. Twenty seven candidates were employed in the present study, which has been conducted at
STKIP Garut University located in the city of Garut, West Java. After getting the scores of reading,
Pronunciation and Speaking, the researcher analyzed the score. To analyze the data of this study, the
‘correlation analyses and ‘multiple- regression’ were run to measure the degree of relationship among
variables. The results revealed that there is a high and significant correlation between reading and
pronunciation and the learners’ speaking performance. In other words, reading and pronunciation can
assess speaking scores. Furthermore, the findings suggested that pronunciation can assess learner’s
speaking performance more than reading.

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