Teaching Pronunciation - Finding a Better Way

An area that has fascinated and challenged me for several years is the approach to teaching pronunciation in the ESOL classroom. It is often neglected or mis-taught with little importance attached to its importance, which has given it a bad reputation among learners and teachers alike. Luckily, I believe, things are changing and the ESOL fields leading practitioners and theorists are focusing more on this skill and raising awareness of its crucial role in learners being understandable.