How do you address pronunciation challenges faced by students from different linguistic backgrounds?

Teaching language requires a great deal of linguistic agility, cultural awareness, and adaptability; also, pronunciation issues might take different forms depending on the student’s mother tongue. Before tackling phonetic issues faced by students from diverse linguistic backgrounds, I determine the particular phonetic challenges that are common to speakers of their mother tongue. This enables me to modify my teaching strategy to successfully address those specific problems. I then use a variety of strategies to assist students in overcoming these obstacles. To create an environment where students feel comfortable working on their pronunciation skills, I continually give constructive feedback and encourage them to self-correct.

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Hi Aya, thanks for your comment. Minimal pair exercises, in my opinion, are a really fantastic way to help students learn how to between similar sounds and enhance their listening abilities. Furthermore, using tongue twisters and targeted practice exercises makes it easier for students to get used to unfamiliar sounds and sound combinations. Cheers:-)

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