Teaching Pronunciation: Accent Improvement

Teaching pronunciation TESOL accent improvement Helping students improve their pronunciation and intonation will lead to an overall improvement of their speaking fluency. As all these elements improve, a student’s accent is minimized and the obstacles they find when trying to make themselves understood are diminished.

This article will focus on the three areas that are important when helping students improve their oral delivery of the language: word stress, intonation and general fluency.

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Teaching Pronunciation Activities

Teaching Pronunciation activities TESOLPronunciation is often overlooked in ESL classes. Many teachers just repeat words that are mispronounced, ask students to say them again, and move on with their class. This kind of remedial action can be useful as a backup, but it is not sufficient when it comes to teaching the students how to speak the language clearly.

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Teaching Pronunciation: From Mechanical Practice to Spontaneous Conversations

Teaching pronunciation with English conversation activitiesFollowing is a list of teaching pronunciation activities that will take the ESL/EFL learner from mechanical practice to using and producing the sound in free and spontaneous conversations.

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TESOL- Teaching Pronunciation Mechanical Activities

Teaching Pronunciation Mechanical Drills Teaching pronunciation is a long-term goal that takes patience and practice. Many ESL/EFL students feel frustrated when they see they cannot eliminate their accents so easily. In fact, it is quite hard to get rid of one’s accent when you are an adult. The focus of a pronunciation class should be on reducing their accent so that their pronunciation will not affect comprehensibility.

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Have Fun Teaching Pronunciation

Teaching PronunciationPronunciation is an area of English language learning that can cause anxiety for students and frustration for teachers.

What makes pronunciation different from other skill areas?

Learning pronunciation in a new language is different from learning grammar or vocabulary. Each area has its particular challenges, but there is something important to consider about teaching English pronunciation. As children, we learn to distinguish between the sounds that are important in the languages we hear around us, and we spend considerable time learning to make our articulatory muscles create the sounds needed for communicating in those languages.

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