Is having a ‘foreign’ accent in English a bad thing?

British English, British English Vowels, Foreign Accent, Pronunciation

When it comes to teaching pronunciation, it is typically Standard British English or General American model that we teach our students. In a nutshell, we want our students to sound ‘native-like’. In this podcast, however, we take a critical look at the assumption that more ‘native-like’ pronunciation is better.

 

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A guide to English pronunciation part 2 – consonants

British English, IPA, Pronunciation, Underhill's Phonemic Chart

Underhills Phonemic Chart with Examples

In this episode we continue our discussion from the previous one, where we spoke about English vowels, and now look at the consonants.  We go through each of the consonants, discussing how they are produced, giving example words and offering some tips for remembering the symbols. We finish off with practical implications, so the episode should hopefully be useful for all those teachers who’d like to be better able to teach pronunciation.

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A Guide to Underhill’s Phonemic Chart for English. Part 1: The vowels.

British English, British English Vowels, IPA, Learning languages, Pronunciation, RP, Underhill's Phonemic Chart
Underhills Phonemic Chart with Examples

Underhill’s phonemic chart for English from Sound Foundations.

The TEFL Show presents a guide to Underhill’s phonemic chart for English using RP as our reference variety. Perfect for teachers and students who want to get to grips with the English vowel system.We go through each of the monophthongs and diphthongs in detail, giving example words of each and offering novel ways of remembering their phonetic value.

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