• Lastri Wahyuni Manurung Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan, Universitas HKBP Nommensen, Indonesia
  • Christina Natalina Saragih Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan, Universitas HKBP Nommensen, Indonesia
  • Apriani Silviani Sitinjak Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan, Universitas HKBP Nommensen, Indonesia



Pronunciation errors, ELSA Speak, Application, Phonological interference, Non-Native-Sound


By using the results from the ELSA Speak application, the pronunciation skills of second-year English majors at Universitas HKBP Nommensen Medan were examined. The ELSA Speak Application was utilized to determine the kinds of pronunciation faults made by second-year students at the English Department of FKIP Universitas HKBP Nommensen Medan. This study used a descriptive qualitative research design. The ELSA Speak Application and documentation were used to collect data from students' pronunciation diagnoses. Twenty students were selected as the sample, with the population of the study consisting of the students in the English Department at FKIP Universitas HKBP Nommensen Medan. The following are the conclusions: The majority of the sample found that they would "try again" and "almost correct”. Most of the ‘try again’ categories occurred when students pronounced words in which the sounds were not familiar in the student’s native language which is Bahasa Indonesia, such as /tʃ/. The other words with the ‘try again’ category are found when students pronounce words with subtle sounds and are called because the sound produced is close to a predictable sound so it can be concluded that every word can be understood such as /ŋ/, /v/. The other category of ‘almost correct’ is found in the lateral consonant /l/ and consonant cluster /ft/.


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Lastri Wahyuni Manurung, Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan, Universitas HKBP Nommensen, Indonesia

Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan, Universitas HKBP Nommensen, Indonesia

Christina Natalina Saragih, Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan, Universitas HKBP Nommensen, Indonesia

Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan, Universitas HKBP Nommensen, Indonesia

Apriani Silviani Sitinjak, Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan, Universitas HKBP Nommensen, Indonesia

Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan, Universitas HKBP Nommensen, Indonesia

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How to Cite

Manurung, L. W., Saragih, C. N. ., & Sitinjak, A. S. . (2024). DISCOVERING AND PROFICIENCING THE ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION ERRORS. Dharmas Education Journal (DE_Journal), 5(1), 574–587.