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I would have to say that something that is sometimes missed when teaching ESL students English pronunciation is intonation. For ESL students English intonation is an important part of learning English because it not only gives English its rhythm, it also helps you in understanding what a person is saying. English Intonation comes from the extra emphasis (stress) that native speakers and good non-native speakers place on certain words. The rhythm in English comes from the emphasis that is placed on some words and not on others. Native speakers place extra emphasis on the key words when they spe
Pronunciation is an important aspect of learning English. If you learn the incorrect pronunciation of a word, you may not understand it when someone pronounces the word correctly.
The answer to this question is plain and simple: very, if not the most important thing. You see, English is a stressed language as opposed to others that are considered syllabic languages. It means that stress is what carries most of the meaning in spoken language, rather than syllables. There is a very practical way of getting to understand this.
According to recent research, 60 percent of English speakers now speak another language as their native tongue. This group of people learn English as a second, or even third, language. As a result, the way people use and speak English is changing. More and more English speakers use it in a way that is particular to their region.
a detailed look at the methods of Phonetic teaching and learning.
A useful way for EFL teachers in Japan to help rid their students of that "katakana" pronunciation.