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 teach. We focus on our experiences as teachers in Asia, discuss linguistic imperialism and English as Lingua Franca.
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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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We will be looking at the vowel system of English but also at other languages and we will be highlighting the importance of a teacher’s knowledge of phonology in the development of their students’ pronunciations.