The aim of this work is to analyse the teaching situation of Oral Standard Spanish. First, the indications on pronunciation present in the official and unofficial normative documents, as well as in the descriptive publications are revised. Secondly, it is presented the utility of applying this knowledge to the teaching of phonetics and to the teaching and correction of pronunciation as a part of the oral expression. In third place, the contexts in which it is necessary a good command of pronunciation are presented, and the available materials to achieve this goal are also examined. The main conclusions are: the lack of official normative documents that collect the present uses of Spanish, the imprecision and incoherency of the curriculum objectives, the lack of exhaustive and systematic descriptions in the reference books for native speakers which, in many cases, even contain mistakes; the lack of proper material to learn Spanish pronunciation adopting a communicative approach
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