Fun with Phonetics!

As part of the complete learning experience offered by Maltalingua, students are given the opportunity to participate in a free, pronunciation-based lesson every other Wednesday. A pronunciation lesson focuses on increasing the verbal reception and comprehension abilities of our learners in a fun, stress-free environment.

This week’s pronunciation lesson was an introduction to phonetics. The phonetic table is a finite group of symbols that represent the sounds we use to produce words and sentences in every language. Acquiring the ability to read and identify these symbols is a useful tool in a student’s journey towards mastering a new language.

Using a multitude of activities; these drew upon students’ knowledge of colours, everyday objects, and verbs, thus the students were taught the basics of phonetic symbols. They were also encouraged to research more into phonetic symbols and given helpful guidelines to enhance their personal skills and knowledge.