Tackling the Pronunciation of Dental Fricative Sounds

It goes without saying that most Brazilian English language learners (BELLs) (and teachers, especially novice ones) have a hard time when they attempt to pronounce the dental fricative sounds /θ/ and /ð/, aka “th sounds.” First, it is hard because these sounds are not part of our Brazilian Portuguese language inventory. Second, students think that … Continue reading Tackling the Pronunciation of Dental Fricative Sounds

The Challenges of Being an EFL Teacher in Brazil (and the Joys)

by Henrick Oprea, BRAZ-TESOL President "Being a teacher," they say, "is not something that will allow you to make a living." This is probably a sentence that many teachers (not, this is not only said to English teachers) have heard when they announced to the world that they wanted to work in education as teachers. … Continue reading The Challenges of Being an EFL Teacher in Brazil (and the Joys)