Reblogged from Oxford University Press – English Language Teaching Global Blog @OUPELTGlobal:
Pronunciation could be a tricky area for both students and teachers, but it is a vital skill for students if they wish to be understood in the real world. Pronunciation expert, Robin Walker, author of Teaching the Pronunciation of English as a Lingua Franca, gives his views on teaching pronunciation.
Q: How has the attitude to teaching pronunciation changed recently (if at all)?
RW: I don’t really know, but if I think about pronunciation at teacher’s conferences, I have to conclude…
Continuing from last week’s post about teaching pronunciation,Robin Walker, author of Teaching the Pronunciation of English as a Lingua Franca, talks to us about the challenges of teaching and learning pronunciation.
Q: What are the challenges for teachers when teaching pronunciation?
RW: The main challenge is the need to gain and maintain an adequate level of pronunciation knowledge and competence in each of three areas:…