What's the connection between pronunciation and other areas of learning English? How
do we choose priorities and a model for learners? What do we do if our own accent is not
native speaker? Do we ignore pronunciation and hope it will take care of itself? These
are some of the questions I'll be asking (and answering) in this practical session.
I enjoyed this and think it's useful as a reminder of what we need to think about when teaching pronunciation and also listening skills.
Between theory and practice the gap is often quite large.
I try to make my students accept that it's OK for your accent to show where you come from by making a direct comparison with a local accent in their own L1 You come from the south - you have the accent of the south in your own language, and in the same way, when speaking English it's OK that you have the accent of where you come from.
I teach in France, and even here it's difficult to persuage students that having a French accent when speaking English actually sexy ;-)
And I know why they have that problem !
Native French speakers view French spoken with an English accent in exactly the same way that native English speakers view English spoken by a French speaker !
For a native English speaker, hearing French with an English accent is excrutiating - and I still find it hard to believe that it is appreciated by native Fr speakers in the same way that a Fr accent in English is !
For a French speaker, hearing English spoken with a French accent is excrutiating and in the same way - they just don't believe me:-)
There's nowt so queer as folk (as my Yorkshire mother used to say)
Thanks for a great presentation - I am so pleased to be able to listen to it twice .
Could anyone please help me to watch this session? I registered but I don't know where to click to watch it.