San Diego Pronunciation Class

Many students have trouble pronouncing certain English sounds that do not exist in their native language.  One example is the difference between /L/ and /R/ sounds.  During EC San Diego English school‘s weekly free pronunciation clinic, teacher Jerrod goes over these sounds with a group of students.

Jerrod getting excited about pronunciation!

 

“It is very important,” he points out, “to think about your tongue.”

Gwangho getting his tongue to behave properly.

 

This is very true!  When pronouncing the /L/ sound, you place the tip of your tongue on the upper ridge of your gums without touching your teeth.  For the /R/ sound, you arch your tongue up without touching gums or teeth.  Try it!

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