The Impact of Pronunciation Practice on English Listening Comprehension: A case study of High School Students in Duhok


  • Jabir Diwaly Muhammed College of Education, University of Duhok, Duhok, Kurdistan Region – Iraq
  • Sardar Bahri Abduljabbar AKre Technical Education, University of Duhok Polytechnic, Duhok, Kurdistan Region – Iraq



The purpose of this research is to investigate the effect of pronunciation drills on Duhok high school students’ ability to understand spoken English and to examine the connection between Pronunciation Practice and English Listening Comprehension. A quantitative method was used in data analysis. A total of 121 high school students from five different schools in Duhok were surveyed using a quantitative research questionnaire. Several statistical methods, including reliability, correlation, factor, and regression analysis were used to dissect the data. The results show a statistically significant correlation between pronunciation drills and English listening comprehension, implying that more drills lead to better comprehension. The study finds out insightful recommendations for classroom teachers and curriculum designers are provided as a result of the research's emphasis on the value of including Pronunciation Practice in English language courses.

Keywords: Pronunciation Practice, English Listening Comprehension, High School Students, Duhok, English Language Instruction.


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How to Cite

Diwaly Muhammed, J., & Bahri Abduljabbar, S. (2023). The Impact of Pronunciation Practice on English Listening Comprehension: A case study of High School Students in Duhok. Academic Journal of Nawroz University, 12(4), 17–25.