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Fluency vs. accuracy

Should teachers focus on fluency or accuracy when teaching pronunciation? In this video, I explain why this question is flawed.

Some teachers are keen to make sure their students’ language is accurate above all else. Other teachers tend to focus on communicative activities only, in order to build up fluency, and not to worry about the little mistakes.

Is there a right or a wrong way to teach speaking? Does pronunciation instruction fit into one or other of these camps? The presentation above helps us to understand how to answer these questions.

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How to Teach English Pronunciation

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