‘Changing Priorities in Pronunciation Teaching in ESL Classroom’ by G. Prashanti & K. Durga Bhavani

Abstract

The growing importance of English as an international language and as a global lingua franca is observable virtually in all countries of the world from its increasing status in educational curricula to its role as the language of international business, tourism, news broadcasting etc. In the specific case of India, the recognition by the government of the growing importance of English can be seen in the increasing number of schools in which the medium of instruction is English. This paper explores in-service teachers’ attitudes towards pronunciation teaching and the appropriate models and norms to be followed in ELT. The article reports the findings of an empirical study conducted with secondary school English language teachers.

Keywords: ESL, ELT, pronunciation teaching.

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