Phonology Fear


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I’ve always had a real phonology phobia and avoided using it in class.

In fact, apart from the odd bit of repetition/drilling I don’t teach much pronunciation at all to be honest.

I’ve always thought, that given enough opportunity to speak, the pronunciation will take care of itself.

Also my opinion is, if I understand you, then it’s good enough, and nothing is more demoralising than someone continually correcting you when you are trying your best to say something, and now you can’t even remember what it was you wanted to say, and now you think about it you don’t actually feel like participating anymore either, so there.

It has taken me about twenty years to realize that the reason I think this is that this is how I felt/feel about learning French.

Or at least I did until I finally bit the head off my poor husband for…

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