What is International Phonetic Alphabets (IPA)?
Answer: It teaches you how to pronounce the words correctly. IPA uses symbols design to help you remember the sound and guide you on how to pronounce each word. Every language has its own sound system helping you with the basic skill of how to read a word.
Why is International Phonetic Alphabets (IPA) useful in a Spoken English Course?
Because it does trains you to be able to read first before you can learn to speak. Although being an important part of spoken English but we have not many Malaysia Schools that are teaching it.
The International Phonetic alphabet help students to improve their speaking skill faster because they don’t have to memorize each and every word, thanks to Phonetic’s visual method of remembering the sound. It does take some training to remember all the Phonetic and able to use them when you need them.
Where can you find or see them? Mostly they can be found in the Dictionary or google translate learning this does help you to save time on learning new words cause listening to sound is much hard to remember as you might forget within as fast as 5 sec, therefore it is designed for your visual to help you remember it faster and last longer impression.
So now, what does it help you achieve? It will help boost your confidence as you speak well also it will create a better impression of yourself, increase in your opportunity at work or in life.
Firstly – Through IPA, students will be able to pronounce the words slowly and correctly
Secondly – Use Symbols to represent the sounds makes it easier to remember and to teach too.
Thirdly – It increases confidence in Spoken English.
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