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Pronunciation teaching as inquiry in action

Teaching as inquiry in action For me teaching is inquiry in action. That doesn’t mean I’m always in that space, but that’s the aspiration. Perhaps it’s similar for you. When I go into a class I do not know what is going to happen, even when I have a plan. I cannot...

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Business English pronunciation

Business English pronunciation Question: I teach Business English and my courses are really short (about 12 hours). What aspects of Business English pronunciation would you cover if you were me? Thanks. Reply: Yes, Business teachers often wonder about the role of...

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The chart is not about teaching symbols

You say the chart is not about teaching symbols, but still the learners are seeing them all the time. And I myself panic when I see the symbols.So what is the purpose of having the symbols there? Could you say more about that? Ok, well, think about this: Instead of...

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Word stress and vowel change

Word stress and vowel change Question Although I feel comfortable and confident in understanding the phonemic symbols, I sometimes have difficulty hearing the word stress.  I can hear if the stress is put on the wrong syllable but most of the time I remain ignorant of...

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Stress and Unstress

Developing awareness of Stress and Unstress The issue of Stress and Unstress is raised by teacher Siham Mayaba while studying for the Trinity College Diploma.  Question: Hi Adrian: My first question is, I'm teaching a group of Arabic speaker learners and teaching word...

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