6 things you should know about teaching pronunciation

The more ‘native-like’ the pronunciation, the better, right? Well, not necessarily. In this episode we take a look at English as a Lingua Franca research into pronunciation and discuss 6 things that every English teacher should know about teaching pronunciation. If you’re interested in learning more about teaching pronunciation, take a look at Marek’s on-line … More 6 things you should know about teaching pronunciation

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

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.   If you enjoyed this episode, … More Is having a ‘foreign’ accent in English a bad thing?

5 Reasons why native speakers should learn how to use English internationally

Are you a native speaker? Do you often get misunderstood in meetings where there are many people who speak English as a second language? Why are you being misunderstood? What can you do to avoid this situation the next time? In this episode we discuss Chia Suan Chong’s recent article for the English Teaching Professional … More 5 Reasons why native speakers should learn how to use English internationally

Which pronunciation model should we teach?

In this episode of The TEFL Show podcast we follow on from two previous episodes where we discussed the phonemic chart focusing first on vowels here and then on consonants here. So in this podcast we look at the various pronunciation models that teachers offer to students and try to answer the question which pronunciation model should we … More Which pronunciation model should we teach?

A guide to English pronunciation part 2 – consonants

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 … More A guide to English pronunciation part 2 – consonants

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

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