PRONUNCIATION: Pines International Academy makes sure students could feel their improvement on 4 English macro skills . English Teacher Golda got you covered as she's the English Expert for this week. Get to know her and find out more about her golden pronunciation rules.
Golda has been teaching in Pines for 5 years. 5 years in the profession made her realize students have dynamic learning needs.
She handles discussion, reading and pronunciation for our Premium EFL offline learners. As for online, she handles basic speaking classes for Junior and Senior learners. She also teaches IELTS, TOEIC and Business English. On the other hand, her favorite class to handle is Reading and pronunciation. According to her, hearing her students sound good makes her happy and accomplished .
"Without being interested in class, you won't be able to see and feel progress in learning. If you don't have the drive in learning, there will be no improvement." -T. Golda
Here are her tips on getting your English pronunciation right and impeccable
- Be positive and feel good before starting the class
"First of all, you need to be interested in learning the language. Without being interested in class, you won't be able to see and feel progress in learning. If you don't have the drive in learning, there will be no improvement."
She further explained improvement is felt by those who have a positive feeling when entering the class; so make sure you feel good before starting your class or personal practice.
T. Golda's Lovely Moment with Intern Brent ( Interview)
2. Pay attention on mouth mechanism for each letter
T. Golda always tells her students to pay attention on details of their mouth mechanism.What happens inside the mouth matters. Since she loves to focus on pronunciation details, she makes sure her students sound like an American after the 20-day class. Sounds promising? Try booking her class online.
Normally, the most challenging sound to teach are letters R and L. Golda usually tells her students to treat each mouth mechanism like a facial workout. For R and L , she explained that knowing the distinction between 2 sounds is also essential.
Try this :
/l/ sound is produced with a large flap of the tongue. The effective way to make it clear that you aren’t pronouncing /r/ is to bend your tongue as far back as you can in your mouth, and flick it forward as you say /l/.
At first, it is difficult but constant practice will make everything sound natural as days go by.
Teacher Golda's Smile makes every learner feel good ^^
3. Constant Practice
T. Golda doesn't get tired telling her students to practice. It is really tiring to pay attention on the details learned.Leveling of practice matters; it means when you start learning about the sound of each letter, try to move forward on higher units of pronunciation through word drills . The last leg of pronunciation is learning American blending rules.
4. Tongue Twisters
Just imagine exercising without a a proper warm-up; tongue twisters could be a good way to start your pronunciation drills. It prepares you for higher level of practice. You won't easily get tired when you have a nice warm-up formula.
5. Listen to Audio books and mimic how native speakers talk
According to T. Golda, it is you who can actualize improvement. You may spend an hour in class with her, but after the class you also need to make a personal move like listening to audio books. Audio books can help you mimic the native speaker's way of speaking.
The road to English success is challenging, but our English experts are here to guide you and make your learning efficient, fun and goal-oriented. What are you waiting for? Learn English abroad with us @Pines International Academy and meet experts who will help you achieve your goals like T. Golda.
Article: Rona Dale Ortiz
Interview: Dong Hyeok Sim (Brent)
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