Teaching Pronunciation Timeline

History of Teaching Pronunciation
Direct Method
Reform movement
Naturalistic Method
Audiolingualism
1800s
Pronunciation is taught through intuition and imitation
1890s
The IPA was developed to represent sounds of any language
Focus on listening without pressure to speak
1800-1900s
Cognitive Approach
Community Language Learning
Communicative approach
Pronunciation is very important and is taught from the start
1940-1950s
1960s
Time should be spent on grammar
Repetition, intuition and imitation
1970s
Use language to communicate
1980s
Silent way
Accuracy of production of sounds and structure
1970s
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