Nine research facts about L2 phonology teaching and learning that every teacher should know

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Today, I was asked to participate in a Masters research project investigating the benefits of employing non-native speakers as language teachers. One of the questions was based on the perceived benefits of employing only native speaking teachers.

The standard answer that employers misguidedly give, is that their students feel that they are getting a good model of the language, particularly in pronunciation. This article by the mighty Gianfranco Conti emphasises the importance of good pronunciation and decoding training, regardless of a teacher’s L1.

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