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This lesson has provided good insight because pronunciation is not something I would have thought much about including as a specific lesson point, incorrectly assuming that over time it is something that students would just learn naturally. However, it is not only something that it seems students find particularly difficult to master but I also know that unfortunately pronunciation is also something that can affect how people perceive one's fluency and even intelligence. A perfectly fluent speaker might not be read as such if they are understandable but their pronunciation strays far from that of a native speaker. For these reasons, it seems critical to include as an important component of language teaching, particularly when teaching adults who might find it more difficult to pick up than children. To develop familiarity with the international phonetic alphabet has been extremely helpful in this lesson, as well as understanding a bit better which aspects of pronunciation might be taken for granted by teachers but prove challenging for students.