Pronunciation and Phonology in the EFL Classroom - Issues with the International Phonetic Alphabet


This video is part of our series on pronunciation and phonology in the EFL classroom and focuses on the issues with the international phonemic alphabet. It can be quite difficult for our students to understand the concept of the phonemic alphabet as we are not concerned with how a word is traditionally spelled but rather focus on the sounds needed to correctly produce a sound.

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All people are different and all students are different. Different people have different perceptive skills. There are two main skills which have to be taken into consideration. Reading and listening. Both of them are equally important and a teacher need to find material according to the students interests to make them more easily Engage in the process of learning.There are many types of resources available for teaching. Created materials are useful because you can easily tailor them to specific students. Textbooks can be a helpful resource to stay on task and have a general outline. However, textbooks are created for a general audience, so it is important to use them as a guideline and tailor your lessons to your students.