一般来说，语音在外语教学中是一个非常复杂的过程。有一些声音有相似的声音但是有不同的意思。这可能会给学习者造成很大的困惑。因此，大多数ESL学生在说英语时都有英语发音的问题。从我在利比亚中学当老师的经历中，我用了几种方法来教授发音，这对所有的学习者都是有益的。首先,引入音素。因为他们面临的最大问题是声音之间的差异。例如，在单词“fat, mat, cat, sat”中，字母/f/， /m/， /c/， /s/是这些单词的开始字母。音位在相似词之间有明显的区别。在那之后，学生们听并重复这些不同的声音，然后识别它们。为了达到最好的效果，我把音素成对引入。(例如/f/和/v/发音)。他们听，说，并且重复简单的单词，比如(胖-vat)第二，练习音素使声音准确。我在黑板上画了一些发音图，因为它们帮助他们知道如何保持舌头和嘴唇。例如，the sound /th/ in #the word“this”和“thank”。
Generally, pronunciation is really complicated process in foreign language teaching. There are some of sounds which have similar sounds but have different meanings. This can be causing much confusion to the learners. Therefore, most ESL students have problem with English pronunciation when they speak English. From my own experience as a teacher in Libyan secondary school, I used several ways to teach pronunciation which can be benefit all learners. Firstly, introducing phonemes .because the biggest problem that faces them is the distinguage between sounds. For example, in the words" fat, mat, cat, sat", the letters /f/, /m/, /c/, /s/ are the phonemes which are the beginning letters of these words. Phoneme makes the distinct difference between similar words. After that, students listen and repeat these different sounds and then identify them. For the best result, I introduce phoneme in pairs. (e.g. the /f/ and/v/ sounds).They listen and speak them and also repeat simple words like( fat-vat)Secondly, practicing phonemes for making the sound accurately. I drew pronunciation diagrams on the blackboard because they help them to know how to hold the tongue and lips. For example, the sound /th/ in #the word "this" and "thank".