Sunday 11:15 - 12:05
Non-Native Speakers Should And Can Teach Pronunciation
Kongju National University of Education, Korea
Most teachers, especially non-native teachers of English, have neglected
pronunciation in English learning and teaching with various reasons. One
of the reasons is that NNS teachers feel they are not confident with their
own pronunciation and their pronunciation teaching skills. But pronunciation
is the key element of English language teaching and learning and it has
to be taught from the beginning and throughout the learning process.
The presenter first discusses why NNS teachers should teach pronunciation.
The majority of English teachers are NNS and they have responsibility to
teach pronunciation. Next, he examines what should be done in teacher training
program and what teachers should do to prepare themselves to be confident
and effective pronunciation teachers. Finally he suggests several considerations
for successful pronunciation instruction.