A Simplified Way to Teach some English Consonant Sounds Taking into Account the Influence of Spanish as a Native Language
Palabras clave:sound, foreign accent, pronunciation
The present article approaches the author’s criteria to motivate the students in the process of perception and discrimination of some English consonant sounds taking into account the influence of Spanish tongue as a mother language as a point of departure. It is supported on the suggestions given by specialists in the field to teach and correct the students’ most common difficulties in the acquisition of an acceptable pronunciation for communication. It also suggests a set of activities to pre teach some important aspects of the English Phonological System that sometimes are the cause of ‘foreign accent’ or misunderstanding so as to prevent the students’ mistakes, as well as, to practice and fix the new linguistic habits and to enrich the word stock in both languages. The activities are intended to develop conscious learning in the students.
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