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    When it impedes comprehension, it becomes essential.

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    Default Re: B and V

    Quote Originally Posted by ensenarIngles
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by ensenarIngles
    I teach ESL to Spanish speaking students. Many of my beginning students have a problem differentiating between b and v. They pronounce "five" as "fibe" and even say "Veronica" as "Beronica" (despite it being a Spanish name) Does anyone have any ideas about how to teach the difference to the students? (I have already tried having them repeat it using flash cards) Thanks!
    Also, don't worry about their pronunciation so much. It's a hard thing to change in a day, week, month. It will come with time.
    Well, I'm not particularly concerned about it, but it should be taught to the students. Also, I have a co-teacher and she is absoluetly horrified at the slightest error. As a result, she makes them repeat the correct pronounciation until they get it absoluetly correct (even if it takes 20 minutes).
    Good technique!

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