Saturday, November 29, 2014

Teaching and learning pronunciation in the FL/L2 class

After a period of neglect, the explicit –integrated– teaching of pronunciation is enjoying a revival. Initially championed by researchers in TESOL, the importance of this component (alongside core grammar, lexicon, pragmatics, reading, writing, social customs, etc.) is steadily finding its way back into the pedagogy of other languages, including Spanish.

This talk is an invitation to reflect upon the need for adequate teaching and learning of pronunciation at different levels (and thus with different goals) in order to improve our students’ competency in the goal language. It revolves around the nature of ‘pronunciation’, expected content, setting goals and models in the classroom. 

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