I don’t think I have ever written a post about pronunciation! It’s a difficult area to focus on in class because different students from different language backgrounds have different problems. Students often get self-conscious about their pronunciation and in class if a student can’t get the sound right then he or she loses even more confidence and things go from bad to worse! One good place to start in thinking about pronunciation is reading about common mistakes that students from certain language backgrounds often make. Take a look at Ted Power’s excellent pages on Pronunciation complete with typical mistakes and where to find resources to practice particular sounds.