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What problems do learners have with pronunciation?

Clip of teacher and learner talking about difficulties with pronunciation

In this video you’ll see Jonathan (a teacher) and Bobby (a learner) talking about problems some learners have with pronunciation.

Task

Watch the video and note the different problems Hungarian, Japanese and Chinese learners have with pronunciation. Do you think that some of the problems Bobby mentions are true for other nationalities?

How can teachers help learners with pronunciation problems? Write your suggestions in the comments section. We’ll talk about this some more in the next step.

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