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Ibaraki JALT December Meeting Saturday, December 12th 13:00 – 17:00 Co-sponsor : Ibaraki University 1. Featured Speaker Presentation ( 13:30~ 14:30)        English Pronunciation Instruction:   Considering Phonological Differences between English and Japanese     Abstract: Intelligibility is considered an important goal of L2 pronunciation. However, many second/foreign language learners find it difficult to acquire intelligible pronunciation. This presentation focuses on phonological differences between English and Japanese. I will discuss the pronunciation problems faced by Japanese learners of English and factors contributing to the problems. I will also introduce teaching materials designed especially for Japanese students learning English pronunciation. by Yuko Koike    ( Ibaraki University)  (University Education Center/The College of Humanities) Yuko Koike teaches English as a part-time instructor at Ibaraki University. She received her MA in education with a concentration in TE