EFL teachers' beliefs and practices about pronunciation teaching

Barry BAI, Rui Eric YUAN

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Abstract

This study explores 16 non-native English teachers' beliefs and practices about pronunciation teaching in Hong Kong. Drawing on data from the teachers' written reflections and follow-up interviews, the findings suggest that these non-native English teachers understood the importance and goal of pronunciation teaching but appeared unconfident and ill-prepared in their teaching. Their lack of confidence was not only a result of insufficient training but also of their non-native English teacher status influenced by specific institutional and sociocultural contexts. Important implications for EFL teacher education and professional development are drawn. Copyright © 2018 The Author(s). Published by Oxford University Press; all rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-143
JournalELT Journal
Volume73
Issue number2
Early online dateOct 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019

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Bai, B., & Yuan, R. (2019). EFL teachers' beliefs and practices about pronunciation teaching. ELT Journal, 73(2), 134-143. doi: 10.1093/elt/ccy040