As we all know,we student learn English as a test tool to get grades.I strongly am against it.We should learn it for love,and pay attention to our pronunciation to contact foreigners better.So how to make our English pronunciation is very important.
I consider it is the principle of pronunciation you had better master, after that, you can have your pronunciation improving from your practice.
Generally I agree with you. For myself, in school, I felt alienated most of the time.
So it is a bit of a puzzle, how a restrictive "public" school system operated by the state, can be amenable to a student's inpired search for knowledge.
I wish I knew of a way to communicate to students, how to be "in the system, but not of it".
I just do not know how to do that.
It remains a fact however, that all could benefit to move beyond the material that is taught, to find the way of learning that has Love---of---Knowledge as its basis.
Also, your recognition of Pronuciation as a critical element to learning language is commendable.
I think that you mean we should focus on pronunciation than grammar or reading, for example? I totally agree with you. In my country, almost people do not realize that students need to learn foreign languages naturally, especially English. Therefore, when I've grown up, I get barries in communication with foreigners. It seems so hard to make clear what I want to say :(
Students now should have a smarter view about what they want if they learn another language and pronunciation is a really really important problem :D