Phonetics is a branch of linguistics where the sounds and physical properties of human speech sounds are studied. Now the question arises is that why is this important to learn and how does this make a difference? In today’s generation, where communication plays an important role in every field like teaching, corporates, education and much more, Important is how accurate do we communicate, how is our accent, are we confident enough. So, here are three reasons why you should learn phonetics:
1. Makes you a pro at speaking
Phonetics helps you in decoding words and pronouncing it correctly. It reduces mumbling and fumbling and helps in boosting your confidence. According to a research in UK led by Educational Psychologist Marlyne Grant, the studies shows the effectiveness of learning phonetics. The study included 30 students who were introduced to a learning method of phonetics and the other 30 who followed the regular methods of learning. After three years, results showed that children of the year two class of seven-year-olds were on average 28 months ahead of their chronological age for reading and confidence and 21 months above their age for spelling.
2. Improves your fluency and accent:
Fluency is how accurate you read the content. Phonetics inculcate a skill of decoding a word and recognising it with the sound which with practice improves the fluency and the accent. Fluent and you accent makes you a boss. It enhances the overall personality of the individual. According to a research, individuals with a perfect accent are more confident and have great convincing skills. It also helps in closing your deals in the best ways.
3. Helps in inducing a reading habit
When one reads correctly, it gives confidence and automatically one is driven into that direction. “Research has shown that where children are born into a family where phonetics are taught, the culture of reading is already pleasurable,” says Lambirth. Reading takes you towards gaining knowledge.
Communication is our root and only we can water it effectively. In India, many organisations conduct such workshops to enhance the communication skills and Qriyo is one of them. Attend our workshop of phonetics to water your seed of communication.
Qriyo is organising one such workshop on 14th May 2017 at INIFD, Jodhpur. Register here- https://goo.gl/forms/626tQE42TCikaHBs2
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