Results of the Study, Analysis and Discussion
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The longitudinal action-research study provides a vast wealth of qualitative data, which contribute to a better understanding of young adult learners and their needs related to learning English and English pronunciation instruction. The fact that the participants themselves expressed their interest in further and more detailed phonetic practice means that their awareness regarding its relevance was already on a relatively high level, which might have stemmed from regular pronunciation slots in their first year or from their personal observations of international communication and the communicative use of English in different linguistic contexts. The regular and planned pronunciation instruction led to their further development and progress not only in the field of phonetics, accuracy and speech organisation, but it also turned most of them into better and more confident English users.