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    Accent Modification: A Case for Moving From Cute to Stunning

    Speak to me only with thine eyes and I will hear every word you say. Unique in a mix of sounds and intonation, an accent can be an aural delight to the listener. Often he or she will stare at the speaker quizzically, and in some cases smile and even comment with something such as, "What an interesting accent you have!" What is really going on in that exchange considering the speaker and listener have their own unique accents? Every person has a specific speech pattern within the first language, based on how and where the language was acquired; and it's usually part of regional, cultural, and p

    Whole Language Vs Phonics

    One hot button issue in education is the debate over whole language vs. phonics instruction in reading (and it has been for several decades). Both sides of the debate can cite research which suggests one side is better than the other. This article is intended to clear the muddled waters of reading instruction, and help parents see how they can use the best of both approaches for the benefit of their children.

    Phonics - Teaching Vowel Sounds To Children Leaning to Read

    When teaching children how to read using a phonic teaching programme there are various elements which need to be clearly understood. This article focuses on how to teach children the various different vowel sounds.

    Age and Second Language Acquisition of Pronunciation

    There are several factors that underlie the effective teaching of pronunciation such as age, exposure to the target language, prior second language instruction, aptitude, attitude and motivation. Age in particular plays an important role in acquiring a native-like accent in second language acquisition.

    How Important is Intonation in Regards to Accent Neutralization?

    The answer to this question is plain and simple: very, if not the most important thing. You see, English is a stressed language as opposed to others that are considered syllabic languages. It means that stress is what carries most of the meaning in spoken language, rather than syllables. There is a very practical way of getting to understand this.

    On Teaching Pronunciation

    Many years ago, a presenter at an ESL conference I attended began his stimulating, and very memorable, presentation with a ten minute mini lesson in . . . Thai! The audience of ESL teachers, syllabus planners and curriculum designers was stunned, but the point was effectively made: Learning correct pronunciation and intonation in a foreign language is not as simple as ESL teachers seem to think!