The following is taken from a past Teaching
There is a tendency for teachers to treat
pronunciation work as something different so that when
phonology work is carried out in class, the whole lesson
is taken up with it. This can result in overload, with
phonology being seen as a chore for both students &
Phonology is extremely important, both receptively
& productively, & does need attention in class.
There are three areas when this can happen; as it crops
up, in awareness activities & as an integrated part
of the lessons.
To introduce students
to the different aspects of phonology, there have to be
activities to get these ideas across. Awareness of stress
& tone units, particular sounds, word stress, pitch
etc.. are needed so that they can then be integrated.
Phonology can crop up at any time in the form of correction,
students' questions or an unanticipated feature arising.
It is the integration
of the different aspects of phonology that we're going
to have a quick look at. Here are a few areas where phonology
can easily be integrated systematically & smoothly: