Teaching Suprasegmentals to Improve Speaking Skills and Help Students Gain Confidence with Speaking within a Task-Based ESL Class ALL AREAS

Many English language learners (ELLs) and instructors have found that non-native speakers are apt to be understood if their pronunciation is comprehensible even if other aspects of their language use contain errors. This article investigates why and how teaching suprasegmentals can greatly aide students in their ability to be understood and help them gain confidence in their speaking abilities along with an activity for classroom use.