Do you find that it is difficult for some EALD students to discriminate between the short vowel sounds?
220 September 2021
Students with a first language that is not English, often struggle with the subtle differences in vowel phonemes. This can be due to a lack of exposure to hearing oral language in English at home.
Some consonant phonemes are tricky (eg. /ll/, /r/), but vowels seem to cause more pain! Explicit modelling, high repetition and practice, and corrective feedback at the point of error is such an excellent way of...