Some teachers intentionally slow down their speech to let students hear them clearly, in the meanwhile, they keep the contraction to let students learn the pronunciation point.

For example, when speaking normally slow, "an apple" would be pronounced /æn . ˈæpəl/. When speaking slow in a teaching way, the phrase would be pronounced /ən . ˈnæpəl/.

How do I refer to this kind of teaching technique/tip/approach?

  • I very much doubt that there is a word for this. Does a word or expression exist in your language? – James K Jul 19 '20 at 6:40
  • @JamesK I've never heard of something like that in my language. – JQQ Jul 19 '20 at 10:16
  • You did well explaining it. If you want a single word with that meaning, then you might have to invent one. – epl Jul 19 '20 at 11:15

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