Pronunciation of Please

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Pronunciation please, a simple and common word in the English language, could present several challenges to Spanish-speaking students, one of whom requested that I precisely explain the difference between the pronunciation of the light [l] and dark [l] as well as other pronunciation problems found in word [please]. There was my answer: The [l] in […]

International Students: First Test of Maturity

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International students: The Thing Is… International students do not all behave…well internationally. Get out of your comfort zone boys! and girls! Lest I get accused of sexism. You are not in…your country anymore, lest I’m accused of being a racist for naming a certain nationality. What the…ffff….heck do you think you’re doing? Lest I get […]

Pronunciation Nightmare For Vietnamese and Thai Students

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Pronunciation Nightmare is obviously a pronunciation problem that is very tough to fix. Pronunciation Nightmare: details Vowel [ou] or /aʊ/ is called a diphthong because it consists of one vowel and one consonant. It’s very hard for Vietnamese and Thai learners especially when it falls behind /n/. It’s already difficult for Thai and Vietnamese learners […]