June 20, 2014

Fluency or Pronunciation?

Pronunciation accuracy may not be the most important thing for making non-native English speakers easier to understand, but rather it is their fluency, including fewer pauses, restarts and speech rate, according to research from Purdue University.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-05-fluency-outweighs-pronunciation-non-native-english.html#jCp
Pronunciation accuracy may not be the most important thing for making non-native English speakers easier to understand, but rather it is their fluency, including fewer pauses, restarts and speech rate, according to research from Purdue University.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-05-fluency-outweighs-pronunciation-non-native-english.html#jCp
Hello everyone,
A colleague recently sent me a link to Phys-Org and an article titled Fluency outweighs pronunciation for understanding non-native English speakers.
http://phys.org/news/2014-05-fluency-outweighs-pronunciation-non-native-english.htmlby Amy Patterson Neubert - May 9, 2014

This article informs us that the research coming from Purdue University reports that second language English speakers are easier to understand by their fluency more so than their accuracy of pronunciation.

Click here to go to the article.

Ponder this and then let us know if you agree!

Happy Teaching! 


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