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Pronunciation and Phonology in the EFL Classroom - International Phonetic Alphabet   A better way to go about imparting how to make sounds or what sounds are utilized in a word, is this international phonemic alphabet. Now we have as mentioned one symbol being used in all the words which share that same sound. Now once we get a little bit more familiar with our phonemic alphabet we can also show how different our different sounds can be as in this symbol for ?ooh?, this symbol for ?ow? and this symbol for ?uh?. Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design...  [Read more]

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Agency Week TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Agency Week TEFL and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts A.D. - India said: PHONETICS?The English Language must be introduced to the Indian students by using the phonetics in all the schools?. The English Language is difficult to learn as far as the spelling and their pronunciation goes and the same can be well understood by George Bernard Shaw?s poem ?Hints on Pronunciation for Foreigners?. The same is also evident with the examples of similar spellings but different pronunciations as well as different spellings but same pronunciations...  [Read more]

Why Learning Phonetics is Important - TEFL Blog


Fri, 22 May 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Why Learning Phonetics is Important Linguistics is the scientific study of the human language and its structure, and as any other science, it is divided into different branches or areas of analysis. One of these divisions examines the articulation of sounds and has a name that corresponds to its function: phonetics. Despite the crucial character it plays in its scientific field, the one it performs in teaching is considered roughly secondary. Nonetheless, a change in role assignment could improve the learning of the English language immensely. Table of Contents Speaking as a skill What aspects should you teach? Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL...  [Read more]

Phonetics/Phonology: Why Teaching this Neglected Aspect of Language is Important - TEFL Blog


Wed, 27 May 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Phonetics/Phonology: Why Teaching this Neglected Aspect of Language is Important I chose this topic for my essay because it is not something I had ever given much thought to. As a native speaker, I don't recall studying correct pronunciation in school along with other aspects of language learning such as grammar and vocabulary. Correct, or at least acceptable and understandable, the pronunciation was something that just happened. Table of Contents Why is Teaching Phonetics Important? What is the Best Way to Teach Phonetics? Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: I was initially somewhat surprised when I saw that an entire online module had been devoted to the topic, but as I read the module,...  [Read more]

Common Pronunciation Mistakes of Japanese Students - TEFL Blog


Thu, 19 Dec 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Common Pronunciation Mistakes of Japanese Students This piece will discuss the difficulties faced by Japanese learners of English regarding English pronunciation and suggest methods to help learners in different age groups overcome them. It posits that most difficulties stem from the differences in phonology between the English alphabet and the Japanese kana system. Table of Contents Differences in the Alphabetic Systems Ways to Overcome Difficulties Working with Adults How to Approach Young Students Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Niall M. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of...  [Read more]

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Location Reputable TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Location Reputable TEFL and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts D.B. - China said: Phonetics PhonologyPhonetics and phonology are both branches of linguistics which deal with the sounds of language. The main difference is that phonetics is concerned with the physical properties of the sounds produced in language, whereas phonology is concerned with the theory and grammar behind the sounds the sounds produced in language. Phonetics can further be broken down into three subfields: articulatory phonetics, which deals with the manner of...  [Read more]

The Importance of Teaching Phonetics to ESL Students - TEFL Blog


Wed, 28 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Importance of Teaching Phonetics to ESL Students How many of us have had to call into customer service only to struggle to understand the employee's English? The simple process to find a solution to a problem often becomes increasingly frustrating and exhausting for both parties. While monolinguistic persons may not appreciate the struggle to learn and master a new language, as instructors to those individuals working to learning English, phonetics is key. Table of Contents English alphabet Why do students need phonetics? How to teach phonetics effectively? Practice in isolation Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Antranik...  [Read more]

The Importance of Phonetics and Phonology and Suggestions for Their Effective Teaching - TEFL Blog


Fri, 08 May 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Importance of Phonetics and Phonology and Suggestions for Their Effective Teaching Phonetics and phonology may seem like advanced or 'bonus' aspects of teaching the English language, but they are essential and fundamental to successful English communication for English students. While teaching and practicing concepts like pronunciation, intonation, stress, and articulation may be difficult (or seem outright impossible!), there are several methods and tools which English teachers can employ to help their students master them. Table of Contents Clear Understanding Importance to Teach this knowledge How to start? Practical Work Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our...  [Read more]

Phonological Awareness for Developing Language Abilities - TEFL Blog


Thu, 13 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Phonological Awareness for Developing Language Abilities Phonology involves studying how sounds are organized in a language to create meaning. It differs in every language as sounds are organized to create words, which are then organized in sentences. Table of Contents Understanding both phonology and phonetics is important when teaching language to others. The English IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) utilizes symbols to represent single sounds. Do you want to teach English abroad or online? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Jane M. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the...  [Read more]

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Qualifications Combined TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Qualifications Combined TEFL and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts G.P. - Canada said: Pronunciation Problems in ThailandIntroduction The purpose of this report is to bring out pronunciation problems for English language students who were born, raised and educated in thailand. The researcher, a native thai citizen who has been spending most of his life abroad, will share his own experiences as he was a student; and as well as his students? with readers. The Goals of This Research Project To help the English language students...  [Read more]

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Agency Official TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Agency Official TEFL and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts A.C. - Korea said: Phonetics/Phonology Phonology is the study of the sounds by speakers of a particular language. A phoneme is a sound that makes a difference in meaning in a language. Since all students who study language need to be able to perceive and create the sounds that make up words, it is obvious how important the role of phonological knowledge is in learning a second language. Freeman and Freeman (2004) believe that ?students learning English as a second language...  [Read more]

Teaching English Pronunciation to Students from Japan - TEFL Blog


Wed, 05 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Teaching English Pronunciation to Students from Japan In my experience teaching elementary and junior high school level English in Japan, several different pronunciation problems appear frequently. The Japanese phonemic inventory is smaller than English's phonemic inventory, and the sounds present in each language differ from each other quite dramatically. Because of this, it can be difficult for native Japanese speakers to learn and master English pronunciation, but there are a few teaching techniques that can help students overcome this difficulty. Table of Contents Consonants Challenge Non-Existent Sounds in the Native Language Vowel Challenge 3 Methods to Work on Problems 1. Visual Representation 2. IPA Phonetics 3. Pronunciation...  [Read more]

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Pronunciation and Phonology in the EFL Classroom - Phonemes   In this video we'll be looking at the international phonemic alphabet and how it's used in the classroom. There are other phonemic alphabets but this is the most popular and the system, which is most widely used. You may have seen some of these symbols before as any good dictionary will supplement standard English spellings with the phonemic spellings to aid in pronunciation practice. Here we have a situation where we have what are called phonemes and each phoneme represents a sound within the English language. How is this helpful? Well, what it does is help students understand how to say words rather than simply relying on the often archaic English spellings. To illustrate this point let's for a moment put ourselves in...  [Read more]

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Cheap TEFL Centers Check out tefl tesol about Cheap TEFL Centers and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts V.S. - U.S.A. said: PhoneticsIt is no secret that many learners face pronunciation difficulties at every stage of their English studies. Linguistics, specifically the fields of Phonetics and Phonology, are invaluable assets to learners and teachers alike. English, as any other language, has a certain set of linguistic rules which foreign students must acquire and which native speakers adopt naturally throughout the course of their early years. Unfortunately, each language has...  [Read more]

Rules of Phonetics and Phonology in ESL Teaching - TEFL Blog


Wed, 06 Nov 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Rules of Phonetics and Phonology in ESL Teaching In my experience tutoring students in English as a foreign language, the most overlooked learning points were undoubtedly phonetics, phonology, and their connection to pronunciation. Occasionally, there would be a few students who specifically asked for materials that would allow them to perfect or improve their English accent. Some students even requested to receive tutoring in different accents such as the Australian accent. No matter what the request was, it became clear to me over time that the missing link when teaching pronunciation was its connection to phonology and phonetics. From this point on, I became incredibly interested in this topic. Table of Contents My Course Research...  [Read more]

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Qualifications TEFL Weekend Check out tefl tesol about Qualifications TEFL Weekend and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts H. H. - Egypt said: Pronunciation Problems in EgyptI have been teaching English for almost eight years for Egyptian university students at the English Department. Out of my experience of teaching Phonetics and Phonology for those students, I can conclude that the Egyptian learners of English encounter many pronunciation problems because of two main reasons: the English spelling as a poor reflection of the English pronunciation as well as the differences between...  [Read more]

Top Reasons Why Rules of Pronunciation are Extremely Important for Teachers - TEFL Blog


Fri, 24 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Top Reasons Why Rules of Pronunciation are Extremely Important for Teachers Many ESL teachers have never even heard of phonetics or phonology, yet they use these aspects of speech naturally when they speak. Phonetics and phonology are two areas of linguistics that study the sounds of language. Phonetics focuses on individual sounds, while phonology studies the features and combination of sounds (McMahon, 1-3). There are two reasons why ESL teachers need to know phonetics and phonology: first, it helps them to conceptualize English in a way that their students can understand; and second, it helps them to address their students' difficult pronunciation problems. Table of Contents Why Students Suffer from Pronunciation Issues? Lack...  [Read more]

Mastering English Language Sounds: Enhancing Pronunciation and Auditory Receptive Skills - TEFL Blog


Thu, 24 Aug 2023 Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Mastering English Language Sounds: Enhancing Pronunciation and Auditory Receptive Skills Explore the challenges and strategies in teaching English language sounds and pronunciation across different age groups.It's widely known that students of various age groups exhibit varying learning capacities. Despite these differences and regardless of background or origin, learners of English (referred to as L2) often struggle with speaking and listening due to the language's heavy reliance on auditory comprehension. This article delves into the importance of addressing these pronunciation challenges, especially in the context of teaching English as a second language. Table of Contents Understanding Age-Related Differences...  [Read more]

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College Inclass TEFL Check out tefl tesol about College Inclass TEFL and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts A.P. - South Africa said: Phonetics Phonology Phonology has to do with the how a language sound, where as phonetics as part of phonology focuses on the production, perception and physical nature of how people produce speech sounds. Directly or indirectly the role of phonetics and phonology should play a profound role in TEFL. Teachers need to know how words are pronounced and knowing how words are formed is of great help in teaching English as a foreign language to students....  [Read more]

Pronunciation Challenges of French Native-Speaking Students - TEFL Blog


Mon, 14 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Pronunciation Challenges of French Native-Speaking Students Each student faces their difficulties when it comes to English pronunciation depending on their country of origin. This essay will focus on the pronunciation difficulties facing ESL students in France and will also propose some solutions to help students overcome these difficulties. Table of Contents French Sound System IPA Difficult Sounds The Dark /L/ Sound Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Kerri M. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. French Sound System The number of English vowel sounds greatly outnumbers those...  [Read more]

Difficulties for Teachers Teaching South Korean Students - TEFL Blog


Sun, 19 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Difficulties for Teachers Teaching South Korean Students Before starting my TEFL course to gain a more professional basis, I worked as an English teacher in South Korea for about one year. In this short essay, I will explain some of the most prominent difficulties South Korean students seem to face when learning English. Table of Contents Education system Differences in the phonetic systems of Korean and English Syntactic differences Korean culture Do you want to teach English in South-Korea? Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Laura M. Education system First and foremost, the educational structure in South Korea is quite different from those of Europe or the United States. Korean kids...  [Read more]

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Providers Diploma TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Providers Diploma TEFL and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts G.F. - Germany said: Computer Aided Language LearningPersonally I feel this is one of the most advanced techniques for acquiring a language in an intensive and reduced duration of time. Most important is that you reside in the country of the language in order you can immerse yourself and ensure you have as much opportunity as possible to reproduce the language which has been absorbed. I made this experience while learning mandarin chinese in Taiwan for the traditional...  [Read more]

Common Pronunciation Challenges for Learners in Azerbaijan - TEFL Blog


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Common Pronunciation Challenges for Learners in Azerbaijan Pronunciation is an essential part of the English language. Clear and cohesive speech can create meaningful conversations, meanwhile incorrect pronunciation can lead to misunderstandings. Every, non-native English-speaking country has pronunciation problems. One of the countries which come across with pronunciation errors is my homeland Azerbaijan. It is a lovely country, with nice traditions and people. Table of Contents Multilingual Country Historical Reasons Modern Situation Digital Age Teacher Training Do you want to teach English abroad? You are one step from it! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Narmina M. Please note that this...  [Read more]

Challenges For Students of Different Nationalities - TEFL Blog


Wed, 28 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Challenges For Students of Different Nationalities I am from the United States and my native language is English. I am currently living in the Philippines, so I have been encountering language issues a lot lately. I have desperately been trying to learn Tagalog, and it is a major challenge. Table of Contents Teacher's experience of learning a foreign language Rapport Rules Weird exceptions Phonetic challenges Spelling challenges Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Gabriel T. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Teacher's experience of learning a foreign language Along...  [Read more]

Several Common Challenges for French-Speaking ESL Students - TEFL Blog


Mon, 06 Jan 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Several Common Challenges for French-Speaking ESL Students French are bad at speaking English, it's a fact, proven by many studies but also by the shameful spectacle of our politician trying to say things in Shakespeare's language. The Elite not having a decent level it is hard to blame the population for not trying very hard. International studies are all putting French students at the last position in Europe for mastering English skills. Even more alarming in 2008 the TOEFL results were putting France at the 69th rank on 109 countries. In 9th Grade, only 14% of the students have an "independent level" according to a 2011 study of the European Commission (we also note that only 9% of English 9 graders are "independent" in...  [Read more]

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Centre Easy TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Centre Easy TEFL and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts V.H - France said: PronunciationAccording to the dictionary definition, pronunciation is defined as ?the act of enunciating or articulating sounds, words and sentences; to utter or articulate in the accepted and correct manner.? It is indeed one of the most important concepts to teach an ESL student. The importance of proper pronunciation and accept elimination for a non native speaker will not only impact their ability to truly communicate in the English language, assure the proper...  [Read more]

The Most Challenging Aspects in English for Japanese Students - TEFL Blog


Mon, 29 Mar 2021 Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas The Most Challenging Aspects in English for Japanese Students Description: When teaching English in Japan, there are a few common problems all learners, young and old, face. Two main issues students face are with grammar, as well as pronouncing and hearing certain sounds. As this course was designed for teaching young learners, in this paper, I will address the issues above and possible solutions as they apply to this age group. Table of Contents Grammar Tricks Pronunciation Tricks Are you ready to teach English abroad or online? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Rebecca E. Please note that...  [Read more]

The Differences of Acquiring Mandarin Chinese as the First Language and English as the Second - TEFL Blog


Wed, 05 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Differences of Acquiring Mandarin Chinese as the First Language and English as the Second This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Susan T S G. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Table of Contents Background Definition of First vs Second Language My Own Experiences with Acquired vs Learning Languages Sentence Structures Verbs and Alphabets Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! Background Singapore is a multilingual and multi-ethnic society. We have four official languages Malay, English, Chinese (Mandarin), and Tamil, with Malay as our...  [Read more]

7 Ways to Teach Reading - TEFL Blog


Fri, 04 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 7 Ways to Teach Reading The above is a topic that I want to particularly used to teaching reading to young learners. There are some points given below, they are. Table of Contents 1. Use songs and nursery rhymes to build phonemic awareness 2. Make simple word cards at home 3. Engage your child in a print-rich environment 4. Play word games at home or in the car 5. Understand the core skills involved in teaching kids to read 6. Play with magnet letters 7. Harness the power of technology to keep your child engaged Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Angeline J. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or...  [Read more]

The Most Common Problems Students in South Korea Face When Learning English - TEFL Blog


Wed, 14 Nov 2018 Linda Dunsmore Destinations Alumni Experiences The Most Common Problems Students in South Korea Face When Learning English Korean learners of the English language face numerous challenges in acquiring the language on a proficient level, although English is introduced to children at an early age. English is incorporated into the primary school curriculum from the age of four, yet only a small minority master the language on a proficient conversational level. Unfortunately, the reasons seem to stem from cultural and social differences, the significant differences between the two languages; Korean and English, and the Korean Educational System is also a contributing factor. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: Problems Relating to Cultural Differences Problems...  [Read more]

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