This is the original published article. It is reproduced here with the publisher's permission. The article may be available at http://www.reading.ac.uk/epu/pronsig_newsletter.htmThe purpose of this paper is to report on the\ud fieldwork of a current doctoral thesis to\ud investigate the influence of a pronunciation\ud syllabus based on the Lingua Franca Core (LFC)\ud in improving the intelligibility and comprehensibility\ud of Arab learners. The paper will introduce\ud a sample of how this syllabus has been designed\ud based on a Contrastive Analysis (CA) between\ud the LFC and the phonology of Modern Standard\ud Arabic (MSA). It will then present a workable\ud example of how the pronunciation elements of\ud the LFC syllabus can be integrated in adopted\ud textbooks and discuss the classroom practice\ud which the LFC necessitates
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