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Teaching Pronunciation: 5 PrinciplesTeaching pronunciation is like baking a layer cake. Once you have the basics (see earlier blogposts for study sources), then you're ready to make it an art form.  There is an a...
How to Use Metronomes For English Rhythm and StressOne of the hardest things to learn about English is rhythm and stress. The way that English puts the important words on the beats, and then squeezes the rest of the words into the ...
Teaching English Phrasal Verbs - A Global Approach, by Rita BakerHave you read the most recent issue of EFL Magazine? Rita Baker explains the origins of English phrasal verbs, how they came to be used, and how to teach and learn them easier and ...
Bilingual Toddlers Enjoy Greater Cognitive Benefits"Proficient bilingual toddlers enjoy greater cognitive benefits that their monolingual peers", a new study reports. They quickly acquire the ability to switch back and forth, not ...
English Speaking - 5 Steps to FluencyTeaching English pronunciation and intonation is a challenging job. And learning it is even harder. Part of the problem is that we are born with our first language intonation alrea...
English Pronunciation - How to Say Brand Names and AcronymsI just discovered something wonderful! The National Library Service of the U.S. has a website and one of the resources they offer is a pronunciation guide for BRAND NAMES and ACRON...
English Pronunciation Strengthened with Minimal Pairs What are "minimal pairs"?Two words that have only one sound different between them, but it's a sound that changes the meaning.  Here are some examples of important "minima...
English Pronunciation: Strong and Weak WordsAngle Heart, a Facebook Page fan, requested more information about  strong and weak forms.  This is so easy to teach in person, and so hard to write about, because strong and wea...
Wonderful Pronunciation Website - Sounds of SpeechLooking for help with the pronunciation of English, German or Spanish? Check out Sounds of Speech. It's one of my favorite tools for teaching American English pronunciation.  Yo...

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