Well, I faced this problem in learning English so many times . What??o.k. since many of my English teachers are Arabs( not natives) some of them make dradful pronunciation mistakes that I feel lost during their lectures. I hope that no one ever faced this problem . Sometimes I correct for my teachers because they make mistakes even in the terms they use , one of them wrote ( fugurative ) instead of figurative in an EXAM sheet. I don't want to be affected by these mistakes because they're repeated alot and I don't want them to stick to my mind. Some teachers accept my correction but some feel a bit upset, so what shall I do in order to tell my teacher that she's weak in English...Emotion: sadEmotion: sad
1 2 3
Please guys I need some practical solutions , sorry for any trouble I caused to anyone but what can I do , can't help needing you ALL....Emotion: embarrassed
I don't think it is appropriate to tell your teachers that they have bad grammar. How could they respond to you without annoyance?
I think that it is as important to notice their mistakes and learn from them as it would be to be around fluent English speakers. If you want to be around very fluent English speakers, then you need to be in an English-speaking country, I think.
Students: Are you brave enough to let our tutors analyse your pronunciation?
This is hard to respond to because it very much depends on culture. I would suggest that you never correct a teacher in front of other students, but discuss it with them after class. Don't correct your teacher, just discuss it with them.
You would want to be absolutly sure you are right first though.

Good Day TSD,

I don't think most teachers would appreciate you trying to correct them. It's a good idea to refer to their mistake by twisting it into a question and asking them politely if they don't think this should be the answer. And if it's a teacher who repeatedly makes mistakes, I don't think there's much hope on them, you might as well forget about it.I understand it's hard for the students but you can't help it in this case. However since it's a language class, you could always check with books/other teachers/ people who are fluent in English or this forum .

Savvy
Lazarus, your name reminds me of Shakespearian characters. Well honestly, I really am not that rude,and thanks for your advice, I don't think I can make it to America or London, can I??Emotion: smile
Site Hint: Check out our list of pronunciation videos.
Dear Robyn and Savvy,

Believe me I'm not showing off or any of that stuff , all I want is to maintain my language, you see , like decreasing what they call , the mother tongue interference, that's all. The mistakes are fatal, honest , I can go to the head teacher and ask for another teacher, but I won't 'cause this teacher is poor and single, this is reality, I don't want to spoil her future. During the lectures , when I notice any odd pronunciation, I'd say the correct one many times to myself and after the lecture I'd tell my friends. Thank you for every word , sorry for troubling you with this story and bye.....Emotion: big smile
The Sweet DesertLazarus, your name reminds me of Shakespearian characters. Well honestly, I really am not that rude,and thanks for your advice, I don't think I can make it to America or London, can I??Emotion: smile

I know what you mean about Shakespeare.
It's actually Biblical, which is very ironic to me.
Sweet Desert,
I am glad you asked the question, I'm sure you are not the only one with the problem.

Students: We have free audio pronunciation exercises.
Show more