STRATEGIES TO CORRECT ERRORS IN PRONOUNCING FINAL CONSONANT CLUSTERS BY SECOND-YEAR ENGLISH MAJOR STUDENTS AT HONG DUC UNIVERSITY
This article deals with final consonant clusters errors made by the second-year English-majored students in the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Hong Duc University (HDU). Data were generated through a mid-term oral test with the participation of 30 second-year students. The two data collection instruments are used to record students’ talk to find out common errors with final clusters that students actually make and then observe their reading out loud the single words to seek out suitable strategies to overcome those errors. The findings of the study indicate that the majority of the second year students tend to omit one or two elements of the final clusters and some of the students make certain minor substitution and insertion errors. Some useful strategies are also suggested for this typical group of second-year students at HDU to deal with their pronunciation errors.