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    Estuary English as a Pronunciation Model

    I am interested in how English teachers nowadays view "Estuary English" as a pronunciation model for TEFL. Has any research been done on foreign students' attitudes towards Estuary English in the classroom? Greetings. Joanna :wink:

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    I don't have any strong feelings on Estuary English. If that's what the teacher speaks, or what the students want, then why not? You tend to teach with the voice and accent you have, so I don't teach Estuary English per se.

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    Re: Estuary English as a Pronunciation Model

    Quote Originally Posted by Joanna Ryfa
    I am interested in how English teachers nowadays view "Estuary English" as a pronunciation model for TEFL. Has any research been done on foreign students' attitudes towards Estuary English in the classroom? Greetings. Joanna :wink:
    I'm not sure. Sorry. I teach in Asia.

    Would this website be of any help?

    An Estuary English web site regularly maintained by J.C. Wells, Department of Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London provides web links to "scholarly articles, papers, lectures, web sites and "light journalism."

    CLICK HERE

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    Re: Estuary English as a Pronunciation Model

    I tend to agree with the poster who said that if it's what you speak and the students want then why not? I'm an American teaching British pronunciation. It's ridiculous. And my students want to learn American pronunciation in part due to pop culture, I think. I teach EFL alongside teachers from India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Senegal, New Zeeland and Australia. What kind of pronunciation will they have when it's all done and over?

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