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Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies
Dr. Holly Nibert
With the growing use of Spanish in the United States, it is increasingly valuable to have a knowledge of the language. Accurate pronunciation is an integral component of effectively speaking Spanish and attaining native-like mastery of the language, yet it is neglected by many high school teachers. For this reason, I chose to use my honors thesis project to emphasize accurate pronunciation and create a resource for teaching it more thoroughly. With this collection of notes and exercises, I hope to provide a foundation for high school Spanish teachers to highlight pronunciation in their classes. More specifically, I have focused on vowels, because in my experience they often are misunderstood and mispronounced elements in second language speech.
Waisanen, Ellen, "Teaching Pronunciation in High School Spanish Classes: A Focus on Vowels" (2005). Honors Theses. 1311.
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