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Improving Classroom Dynamics in Teaching Theoretical Linguistics

Dao Nguyen Anh Duc

Teaching linguistic subjects is always a challenge for English teachers, no matter how old and experienced they are. In her paper, the writer focuses on the teaching of Phonetics and Phonology to English majors. With some humble experience in this job, she attempts to identify her specific problems in teaching the subject, ones that pertain to the study programme, her students’ attitudes towards the subject as well as its nature. Once the problems have been pinpointed, the writer then goes on to describe the actions she has taken and the activities she has created for her class. The writer is also delighted to share some rewarding outcomes she has achieved in her Phonetics and Phonology classes as a result of the changes she has made