ESL Pronunciation Explained: The 10 Elements of Proper English Pronunciation
Mentioning pronunciation in the ESL classroom opens up a whole can of worms.
The trick with being an ESL teacher is that all the concepts you’re teaching
are intuitive to you.
You know how to do it all. You’ve been speaking English for a long time, perhaps since birth or early childhood, and you’re really, really good at it.
But can you explain
the language properly to someone else?
It’s one thing to explain sentence structure, grammar patterns and vocabulary usage. Even the most complicated details still follow rules and patterns.
When it comes time to teach English pronunciation, you’ve got to explain how sounds sound, why different letter combinations make different sounds, how to produce those sounds with your mouth, tongue, teeth and throat—and, to boot, English pronunciation is notoriously irregular and funky.
Not to mention, students can have trouble hearing their own accents, and may not even be able to recognize a pronunciation problem.
So, what to do?#teachenglish #tefl #tesol
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