Methodology of Teaching Spelling One of the severe criticisms levelled against English has been related to the chaotic character of its spelling. English spelling is so unreasonable that it is very difficult for a language learner accustomed to phonetic languages like Malayalam or Hindi. Max Muller has rightly remarked that English spelling is a national misfortune. So it co
Methods to Promote Correct Pronunciation Perception and Initiation: the teacher writes a word on the blackboard and utters it. The learner perceives and repeats till he can pronounce correctly. Phonetic Method: teaching the fundamentals of phonetics is very helpful. The 44 basic sounds of English should be made familiar to the students. Moreover, the different pronu
Causes for Difficulties in Pronunciation The teachers are not enough conversant with the standard pronunciation. The learners are misled by the negative pull of their mother-tongue. Auditory problems of the learner prevent him from receiving the exact sounds. Lack of knowledge of stress and intonation or an innate reluctance to use them. Lack of exposure in speaki
Objectives of Teaching Pronunciation To enable the learners to produce correct speech sounds. To help them speak with fluency, pause and rhythm. To make them aware of the beauty, power and forcefulness of English speech. To make them aware of the production of speech sounds and the vocal organs, the manner and place of articulation. To enable them to distinguish b
Methodology of Teaching Pronunciation Teaching pronunciation is fundamental to the teaching of listening and speaking. Therefore it is necessary that the teacher of English pays a good deal of attention to it. Correct pronunciation is not merely a matter of articulating the individual sounds accurately. It is how these words combine and change when used in words and sentence
Inductive Grammar vs Deductive Grammar Inductive Grammar A grammar which analyses particular language data and constructs a general theory or rule may be called inductive. It proceeds from examples to generalizations. Deductive Grammar A grammar which describes particular language data on the basis of a general theory or rule may be called deductive.