Can you understand my English?

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That is another brilliant question I get from English learners about their pronunciation. As if it would solve their problems to be just understood. I can understand handicaps too sometimes, does that make them good communicators? Any English speaker who knows about 300-500 words of English can somehow manage to make himself or herself be […]

Should I Study Grammar?

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DUH! That is how I answer this extraordinarily clever question often asked by most English learners.  Most English learners automatically assume and even presume that the fact that I am specialized in pronunciation, must imply that I am “anti grammar”. Well, allow me to say that is a bunch of baloney! I do not hate […]

Pronunciation Training: It’s About Listening For Heaven’s Sake

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Let us face it. Most ESL professionals are under the misperception that pronunciation is primarily and solely related to accent reduction work and/or to improving the learners’ intelligibility only after being deemed proficient in other areas such as grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, academic writing etc. Although pronunciation does indeed improve the learners’ speech clarity and […]