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Why pronunciation teaching doesn’t work (and how to fix it)

Pronunciation teaching doesn’t work because for 50 years the approach has been essentially cognitive, which may be fine for learning grammar and vocabulary, but pronunciation is muscular, like a subtle version of learning to dance. And the mastering of such physicality does not lend itself to the written word, or to course books… neither does learning to dance.

I will outline a proprioceptive approach to awareness and the physical skill of making new sounds, and to the distribution of energy across connected speech. All this with a focus on personal expression and speaking from the heart, while taking account of the new reality of online teaching.

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Lipiec 28

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