As probably all ESL teachers are aware of, many, if not most of their students have difficulties with pronunciation. Students may have a great understanding of grammar and a wide-ranging vocabulary, but if they can’t be understood when speaking, those are moot points.
But it is somewhat difficult for teachers to address every single pronunciation issue that pops up in class. Add to that, having a strictly pronunciation-oriented class can be seriously boring for the students and you. Plus, it can be downright embarrassing if teachers single out one student’s pronunciation issues. Read more