Date of Graduation

Spring 5-19-2022

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

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


School of Education



First Advisor

Luz Navarrette Garcia, EdD


This field project addresses the lack of education surrounding pronunciation teaching, and it specifically responds to the opportunities available within English as a Foreign Language settings. This project is especially relevant to English language teachers who would like to study pronunciation teaching and its history. The objective of this research is to inform educators of the validity of teaching pronunciation and to teach educators effective strategies that can be used. Theories of Contrastive Analysis and Error Analysis form the foundation of this project, as well as theories of Interlanguage and Markedness. The literature review includes extensive research into the subject matter of pronunciation teaching and Contrastive Analysis. The project is a video-lecture series to support the pronunciation instruction for native Spanish speakers. The Contrastive Analysis is between English and Spanish, and the video-lecture series was made for a specifically Chilean audience.