Pronunciation and Accent: A Teacher’s Perspective

Pronunciation and Accent: A Teacher’s Perspective
Although it is perhaps less common than it used to be, every year a number of students approach me with concerns about their pronunciation and accent. Some feel that their accent is not “American enough” while others are concerned because at least one of their non-Korean friends or instructors has told them that they are ‘hard to understand when they speak English”. While I try to downplay the first as unimportant in most cases, the second is probably a more valid concern which does need to be addressed if the students encounter . . .

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