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Teaching pronunciation to adult English language learners

Series or Serial: CAELA Network Brief

Publisher: Center for Applied Linguistics

Published At: Washington, DC

Date Published: July 2009

Distributor: Center for Applied Linguistics

Source Address: 4646 40th Street, N.W.

Source City/State/Zip: Washington DC 20016-1859

Phone: (202)-362-0700

Material Type: Information Analysis

Intended Audience: General

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 14 p.

Subjects: Adult Education; English (Second Language); Pronunciation Instruction; Communicative Competence(Languages)

Abstract:
This brief provides information about evidence-based strategies for teaching pronunciation to adult English language learners. It reviews features of languages (particularly English) that can have an impact on the teaching and learning of English pronunciation and the research on learner acquisition of pronunciation, and describes how teachers can implement teaching of pronunciation in their classes. An extensive list of references is included.

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