Date of Graduation

Fall 12-11-2020

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


School of Education


International and Multicultural Education (IME)

First Advisor

Dr. Luz Navarrette García

Second Advisor

Dr. Sedique Popal


Compared to other language skills such as reading, writing, listening, and speaking, pronunciation is often neglected in ESL and TESOL curriculum planning and material design. Moreover, many English language teachers lack training in pronunciation instruction, therefore these techniques are not often addressed in class. Learning pronunciation is a top priority for many English language students because it enables them to communicate clearly, have better opportunities, and integrate well into Anglophone communities. The literature review discusses second language acquisition and the determining factors of accented and non-accented speech. It also addresses accent discrimination and the obstacles English language learners (ELLs) face in their personal and professional lives. Examining the principles of pronunciation combined with context-based materials led to the creation of the website, English Pronunciation: Learn the Art of Speaking American English ( The field project serves as an online resource for teachers who are unfamiliar with pronunciation teaching and want to learn the basic components of pronunciation. By utilizing this website, teachers will be able to master how to teach phonemes, intonation patterns, and word stress effectively and confidently.