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 means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

This unit I learned parts of speech, in particular grammar. Which is a difficult aspect for people who are just beginning to learn English. It is a very important aspect of learning English and can be troubling to some. Unless teaching little children, you are guaranteed to teach grammar and must be confident about it to engage the individuals learning.The future tense is all very similar but it is the slight differences that make it so tricky, things that are also challenging are the surprising uses that I had not realised had impact with tenses is predictions with out evidence versus predictions with evidence. also the use of present tense in making future tense is handy to understand when teaching.


Check out ITTT's Blog Posts