Teaching Pronunciation : English As A Second Language ( Esl )

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Teaching Pronunciation to ESL Students Please provide instructions for exercises that help teach pronunciation to ESL students. Student age may vary. Audience: Teachers. Lesson Description Proper pronunciation is an essential skill for ESL students to develop. In this lesson, we will provide ideas for a variety of activities to teach pronunciation to ESL students of varying ages and language levels. !!!The Importance of Pronunciation “If you make yourself understood, you are always speaking well.” Are you familiar with this quote? It was written by Moliere, a French playwright, in the 17th Century, but it may as well have been written today about the purpose of teaching pronunciation in the English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom. As an ESL teacher, you have a first-hand knowledge that pronunciation is an essential for ESL students in order to communicate appropriately and fluently. Since it can take years for an English learner to achieve advanced linguistic grammatical proficiency, students with limited language skills must rely on proper pronunciation to make themselves understood and avoid mistakes in communication. Below are some effective and interesting ways to teach pronunciation so your students can improve their understanding of the English language as well as their ability to be understood! !!Improving Pronunciation through Listening To improve their speaking and listening skills, ESL students benefit from hearing proper pronunciation. Below are some ideas
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