My Top Ten Pronunciation Tips: Physicality and Integration

Today’s pronunciation methodology fails in several respects: It is over reliant on repetition, it treats pronunciation as a cognitive (rather than physical) activity, and it is linear rather than holistic. This is why pronunciation is not and cannot be integrated into...

How can we teach phonemic symbols to beginners and young students without causing confusion?

Another question from teachers on the Diploma programme at Oxford TEFL (click for info) The short answer? Don’t teach the symbols, but help learners discover the sounds. And when they are able to say a sound close to the target sound, you can point at the sound on the...