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Mindy - 2017-12-29

Just a quick survey for those who don't mind responding. I teach English for Academic Purposes to interm.-advanced adult international students (mainly Asian) at an accredited, highly respected Canadian college with the goal of the students entering regular academic programs. Some students meet all objectives and outcomes for speaking (grammar, fluency, vocab, stress, rhythm, presentations, etc.) but their pronunciation for some sounds is so poor that their speaking is impossible to understand. Focused interventions and practice do not help. Technically the students have met the threshold to pass the course but I am torn as to whether to pass a student whose speaking is unintelligible. Thoughts?

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