I tend to take these kind of surveys with the proverbial pinch of salt, but in this particular case I am inclined to agree. Speaking as someone from South East England, my natural reaction when hearing someone speak with received pronunciation is similar to that of the respondents. I don't like the fact that I have this preconceived notions of people's backgrounds but I think it's shared by the majority of people.
Pronunciation tends to be an area of language teaching that EFL tutors shy away from or tack on at the end of a lesson for ten minutes. Unique Languages tells its' instructors to be unafraid of having pronunciation practice play a prominent role in lessons. Our mantra is that lessons are at the direction of the learners and from the language instructors I have spoken to, language learners prefer some time devoted to pronunciation. There are a wealth of materials on the web and in book form to help with lessons in this regard.
And what if a language learner asks us to help them with received pronunciation?
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