Being able to pronounce a language well is vital for effective communication. In our current globalized world, English is used by and taught to millions if not billions worldwide and has emerged as a Lingua Franca. Despite how important English pronunciation is to communicate between global interlocutors, the teaching of English pronunciation has largely been sidelined in English as a Second/Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) classrooms. In this talk, we seek to establish an understanding of current ESL/EFL English pronunciation teaching and learning dilemmas, reflect on how it has been dealt with in research and critique some problematizing perspectives on ESL/EFL pronunciation education.
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