Ever wondered what to expect from your first Spanish language class? The moment you enter a room full of eager learners, hungry to speak their first Spanish words, you’ll realize you’ve never felt anything like it.
If pronunciation teaching is aimed at achieving native-like proficiency, it’s a futile business. However if reasonable intelligibility is the target in pronunciation instruction, it’s a fruitful, promising quest. The problem now is: how do we gauge reasonable intelligibility? There’s an interesting factor known as the interlocutor’s familiarity and attitudes towards the speaker that has to be considered. Do the […]