I understand how ESL students feel when they have their pronunciation corrected. Their reaction drives me crazy,though.
Here's the drill:
They say a word wrong.
I try to figure out what the heck they are saying.
When I figure it out and repeat it to them - hoping they will repeat it back to me - all they say is "yes."
I repeat the word, cuing them to repeat it after me.
And they say - Yes.
And in my mind I go, "Heavens help me."
I say, "You're supposed to repeat it."
They look at me with a blank stare.
I repeat the word once more, and signal to them with my hand, "Now You".
And they go, "yes."