Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Production and Reception Techniques for Teaching Pronunciation

       Pronunciation is the act or result of producing the sounds of speech, including articulation, stress ,and intonation, often with references to some standard of correctness acceptability Pronunciation is important. What do you think which make students get amazed of your English language when they hear you in speaking English? your grammar, vocabulary, or pronunciation? The answer is the quality of pronunciation. What makes students interested in one language is firstly pronunciation. Moreover, good pronunciation skill can give you more self-confidence when you speak in front of class or the other place.
        According  Webster (1913) The act of uttering with articulation; the act of giving the proper sound and accent; utterance; as, the pronunciation of syllables of words; distinct or indistinct pronunciation. In here, I have a technique to present from David F.Dalton((1997) Training in EFL Teacher) Using Production and Reception Techniques for Teaching Pronunciation. David F Dalton (1997) there is tendency for us on production as the main problem affecting our learners. Most research however ,shows clearly that the problem is more likely to be reception (what you hear don’t hear ,and you can’t  say ).Moreover, if the “English “sound is not clearly received the brain of learners converts it into the closet sound in their own language. Using knowledge of our students and our ear in order to be aware of their pronunciation problem.

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