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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Bonnie Mennell


This paper focuses on a way of working with pronunciation in the ESL classroom. While a look at pronunciation as a part of communication from a physiological viewpoint is given in the first part, the main focus of this paper is a way of working with pronunciation that may be used by ESL teachers. It will serve as a resource guide by listing sounds produced in the English language, describing how the sound is produced, and providing possible ways ESL teachers can teach production of the sound. The final part of the paper focuses on a framework for teaching sounds. To illustrate this framework, I use one sound as an example and provide materials for teaching pronunciation of the sound.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Educational Methods