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Pronunciation matters

A series of articles by Adrian Tennant discussing the importance of teaching pronunciation, the issues surrounding the teaching of pronunciation and lots of practical ideas for successfully integrating pronunciation into your lessons.

Pronunciation matters articles

  • Pronunciation matters: Sound reasons for teaching pronunciation

    Type: Article, Teaching notes

    Whys is it important to teach pronunciation?  What are some of the key areas of pronunciation? This article, Adrian Tennant will be answering these questions as well as giving a few practical ideas to help teachers start including some basic pronunciation activities in their lessons.

  • Pronunciation matters: Integrating pronunciation into your teaching

    Type: Article

    In this article, Adrian Tennant looks at when you should teach pronunciation and how you can integrate it into your lesson, with a number of practical ideas and activities given as inspiration.

  • Pronunciation Matters: Prescriptive or descriptive?

    Type: Article

    The terms prescriptive and descriptive are well known with reference to the teaching of grammar. However, in this article they are used in regards to the teaching of pronunciation. Here, Adrian Tennant looks at a number of issues surrounding the ways in which pronunciation is dealt with in learning materials and by many teachers, as well as giving some practical suggestions on how to include descriptive pronunciation in your classroom.

  • Pronunciation matters: Using the phonemic chart

    Type: Article

      This article looks at different ways of using the phonemic chart with your students. It presents reasons why it is useful for students to know the phonemic alphabet, and gives a few practical ideas to help teachers use the ...

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