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4 Principles for Teaching English Pronunciation to Adults


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If you've ever taught English to children, you know how remarkable it is--they absorb everything, and acquire language quickly and naturally. But teaching adults requires a different pedagogical approach: their brains constantly analyze, synthesize, and relate everything new to something they already know. It's how our minds organize new information. This is our great strength and also a bit of a problem, when trying to learn a new pronunciation system.

The principles outlined here guide my instructional choices for adult students. They are threaded throughout my pronunciation guides, which you can check out at and on my website:

I look forward to seeing you there!

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4 Principles for Teaching English Pronunciation to Adults

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