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Jan. 30, 2023

S3 5.0 Pronunciation

Erica Reynosa shares how she learned the importance of teaching pronunciation in every lesson at a conference. She explains tangible ways for ‘how’ to teach pronunciation, identifying sounds as they are used. She draws connections for language learners to recognize the sounds they already know, based on their 1st languages. Join us to hear her creative ideas and resources.

Learn the importance of integrating pronunciation into everyday teaching. She shares how empowering it is for students to know they are being understood with the correct pronunciation. Youtube and other professional resources, including the Color vowel chart, are referenced and explained. 

Listen to her detailed examples as a bilingual educator, with personal and professional experience.

Top Tips in this episode:

  • Pronunciation is a student’s means of measuring their ability to produce the language.
  • Help students discover sounds they already know and use in their 1st language.
  • Use tongue twisters.
  • Teach from the end to the beginning of a word.

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Erica J. Reynoso

Adjunct Professor

Erica Reynoso is currently an Adjunct Professor in the English Language Studies Dept. at Seminole State College in Central Florida. She teaches international students at the English Language Institute. She has taught in the U.S., Europe, and South America. She holds a master's degree in Bilingual and Multicultural Education and a graduate TEFL Certificate. She was formerly the president of Central Florida TESOL and is a member of Sunshine State TESOL (Florida). She has also served as a United States Youth Ambassador Adult Educator.