There's no singular perfect path or method for becoming an Accent or Pronunciation Instructor. Most of us learn by doing. And although you don't need to know EVERYTHING about accents and dialects to start teaching, you DO need to know a little about some of the most common concepts that you will be teaching your students.
To get you one step closer to becoming an accent or pronunciation expert, I'm sharing 5 of my most popular practice sheets. I use these exercises in almost every one of my training programs. They'll give you an idea of what to work on with your students and save you the hours and hours of research and effort required to create your own practice materials.
These practice sheets will save you tons of time and effort and will give you an idea of some areas that you should cover in any accent or pronunciation training program for non-native English speakers.
Here's what's included (it’s all FREE!):
Sound specific words, phrases, and sentences to use in your sessions or give to your students as homework
With tips on how to use and specific things to notice when cueing your students
FREE TO USE
You have permission to download, print, and share these sheets and definitely use them in your sessions
A VARIETY OF CONTEXTS
Target goals in a variety of contexts and positions to give your students the most effective practice
“I know how overwhelming it can feel when you are just starting to teach accents and pronunciation. There is so much to learn and you just are not sure where to begin.
To help you feel a little more prepared to take that leap and work with your first students, I’m sharing the practice sheets that I use most often with my own students. Even after 20+ years as an accent and dialect instructor, these are still the goals that I find myself including in almost all of my training programs."
- Jessica Kijowski, MS, CCC-SLP