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Remember that that if intonation is lacking, the speaker might seem uninterested and could be considered rude by native speakers.
It is important to teach pronunciation so we can be understood by native or second language speakers, and we are able to understand them.
Using technology is an excellent way to teach pronunciation because there is a great variety of online exercises on the different aspects of pronunciation, and our students can become familiar with different accents being exposed to them on the internet.
It makes learners more secure in their speaking, and reduces the fear of not understanding different accents.
Teaching pronunciation using online exercises can be a very successful and fun way to improve your students’ pronunciation!
PRONUNCIATION IN THE FUTURE…
“ How to Teach Pronunciation to ESL Learners” , author unknown. E-how. Retrieved on the 21th of October from http://www.ehow.com/how_4549513_teach-pronunciation-esl-learners.html .
“ A rationale for teaching pronunciation”. The rival virtues of innocent and sophistication. Retrieved from http://books.google.co.cr/books?hl=es&lr=&id=uAcOAAAAQAAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PA96&dq=rationale+for+teaching+pronuntiation&ots=9NpIJE01qx&sig=Q-xZrrHfTxD545SP5J3PTkp1bxU#v=onepage&q&f=false . Accessed on October 18th, 2010.
“ Teaching pronunciation”. Retrieved from http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/teaching/esl/pronunciation.cfm Accessed on October 18th, 2010.
“ Pronunciation & Intonation Teaching Materials”. Author unknown. ESL Galaxy. Recovered on the 16 th of October from