Don't be Afraid of the Accent Police

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Monday, April 17, 2023 - 15:15
IATEFL 2023 pre-conference event
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Don't be Afraid of the Accent Police -

Have you ever heard an English teacher say, ‘I don’t teach pronunciation because I’m English’? No, me neither. But if you change the last word to almost anything else - ‘Scottish’ or ‘non-native’ for example – then you’ll hear it often. In this presentation, we will investigate the reasons why teachers avoid teaching pronunciation, and we will question the widespread belief that having a non-standard accent disqualifies you.


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