Materials Development Task 5: Pronunciation activities

This is a new series of blog posts for teachers looking to become materials writers. It aims to help future writers explore topics and issues in writing, encourage deeper insight into the content of published materials, and promote a principled approach to materials development.


What are your overall views on pronunciation activities in published materials such as coursebooks?How often do you write pronunciation activities for your own resources? How easy/difficult do you think these materials are to create?What staging principles do you follow when writing pronunciation activities?Are the stages you follow based on research, teacher experience and intuition, or both?

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