Teaching English Phonetics from IFA Teachers’ Perspective


Iwona Łęska-Drajerczak, Danuta Wolfram-Romanowska

and Hanna Wysocka (Poznań)


In view of the wide and animated scholarly discussion  on whether or not to teach the Lingua Franca Core standard, three experienced phonetics teachers from the School of English at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań express their opinions on why they regard this standard to be in no way easier to teach by teachers or to learn by learners, and  why, in general, they think it is unimplementable. Their discussion and arguments are based on, and limited to the expectations and needs of the students of the School of English (questionnaire), the School’s teaching goals (syllabi) and techniques and examination requirements.