“You have a bit of an accent” – teaching pronunciation to Slovenian learners of French as a foreign language

Meta Lah


The objective of the article is to explain some of the concepts used in teaching pronunciation in French classes, French being a foreign language. Further on, certain studies are presented which could be potentially important for the Slovenian context since they have been carried out with speakers of Slavic languages. In the conclusion the focus is on the analysis of chapters in textbooks that deal with phonetics. Six textbooks are analysed: two for children, two for adolescents, and two for adult students. The hypothesis is based on the fact that the contents do not always prove to be appropriate for the elimination of mistakes made by Slovenian speakers of French, which is proved to be correct. In the end some suggestions for a more substantial teaching of pronunciation are made.


pronunciation, French classes, textbooks of French as a foreign language, Slovenian speakers of French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4312/linguistica.57.1.%25p


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Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts
(Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani) 

Print ISSN: 0024-3922
Online ISSN: 2350-420X