There are two major differences in pronunciation between Japanese and English. The first is differences in intonation and rhythm and the second is the number and kinds of sounds. There are 44 sounds (called phonemes) in the English language. In Japanese there are only 24. So, in order to speak English with better pronunciation, it's important to master these 44 sounds. Some will be similar to Japanese sounds you can already say such as 'b', but some will be new, such as 'th'.
Before teaching your phonics lessons, watch and listen to the phonemes you plan to teach. They are ordered according to frequency of use, and from easier to more difficult. Teach them in this order (see the class list check-sheet next to this). Please also fell free to use these videos in your class.
We hope that this will be a useful resource for you, so you can improve your students' pronunciation, reading and spelling through phonics.
Phoneme training - British Accent
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