6 Practising the verbo-tonal method
In, we mentioned the verbo-tonal method according to which, in order to achieve pronunciation that is closer to that of the target language, nuanced pronunciation is used. The teacher asks the student to repeat a particular sequence of words several times copying the teacher’s pronunciation each time. The teacher will not produce a standard pronunciation of the selected sequence i.e. [ˈunaβoˈtejaðeˈkaβa] but an approximate pronunciation in which the sounds [ð] and [β] will be “nuanced”, i.e. the difference between the Spanish and the English pronunciation will be exaggerated.
You can find some example recordings here: