Sunday, December 11, 2011

The importance of teaching pronunciation

Teaching pronunciation is sometimes left aside in EFL classes. 

Although teacher cannot oblige students to achieve a native like pronunciation, it is important to make them aware of differences that can also affect meaning of words and therefore semantics. 

The following video exemplifies the importance of teaching pronunciation.

The following sites offer different techniques to teach pronunciation:

How to teach pronunciation

Techniques for teaching pronunciation

Teaching pronunciation lesson plans

Rules for teaching pronunciation

Teaching minimal pairs: 

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