12-Step Pronunciation Program
With thanks and great respect to the original 12-step program, AA. So many changes start in the mind.
||Know that you have a problem.
("To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge." Benjamin Disraeli)
||Believe that you can change.
||Make an inventory of your
strengths and weaknesses. Be honest with yourself!
(Use the Pronunciation Recommendations to help you think about it.)
||Think about the areas you most want to change. Talk about how you want to change with classmates and friends.|
|Step 5:||Decide which areas are most
important to you to change.
|Step 6:||Open your mind to
change - build an 'English-speaking
you' in your mind.
(Find a picture of someone whose pronunciation you would like to have. Act like you are that person when you are speaking English.)
|Step 7:||Ask a friend or your teacher to help you in one area. Listen to what they say, and try to do it.|
|Step 8:||Think about the ways that poor communication has made your life more difficult.|
|Step 9:||Decide to focus on one area today, and make no mistakes in that one area.|
|Step 10:||Continue to listen for your own errors and be aware of them.|
||Realize that you can improve a little bit every day.|
||Reach out to other people while you practice.|