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Pronunciation in the Language Curriculum

Overview of Celce-Murcia Chapter 7
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Sultaana Rahim

on 28 April 2011

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Transcript of Pronunciation in the Language Curriculum

Setting Realistic Goals Accent Addition This simple but crucial difference reenvisions the relationship between teachers and learners; instead of removing their native accent you are helping them add a new skill or talent to their repetoire. Realistic Goals for Instruction Intelligibility
Communicability
Increased Self-Confidence
Speech-Monitoring Abilities Pronunciation Models ¿Habla usted español *Remember accent is connected to personal identity and can represent identification with a particular group.
An accent can be a sign of status
An accent can also be a basis for discrimination

Assessing the Teaching Situation The Setting The Learner The Teaching Context ESL?
EFL?
EIL? Learners in the setting have easy access to the target language. Typically, there is less access to English outside the classroom and learners are a monolingual group sharing the same L1. In this context, English functions as the medium of communication between speakers who do not share the same L1. Age Learner's L1 The learner's speaking needs Teacher Preparation Curriculum, Materials, & Resources Class Size/Time Allotment National Language Policy Defining a Core Curriculum, Or How Not to Teach Everything
Gilbert's Priorities for Beginners
Jenkins's Lingua Franca Core
Zielinski's Priorities for NS-NNS Communication 6 Steps to Designing Pronunciation Instruction for a Specific Group 1. Find out who your learners are/what they need
2. Find language that is relevant as practice material
3. Use samples of authentic language to practice pronunciation
4. Provide frequent and sustained choral repetition w/ movement
5. Give learners opportunities for less-controlled activities
6. Record learner's speech for feeback and review Case Studies 1. One-on-one with a Japanese business executive
2. Italian middle-school students
3. Low-level adult immigrant students
4. International mathematics teaching assistants
5. Egyptian teachers of English in-service
6. Indian call-center employees Pronunciation in the Language Curriculum non, je parle français References Celce-Murcia, M., Brinton, D.M., Goodwin, J.M., Briner, B. (2010). Teaching pronunciation: A course book and reference guide. New York: Cambridge University Press. ESL, Patrick. (2009, April 9). Random Teaching Moment [Sixth grade ESL students]. Retrieved April 25, 2011 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQfHYSD2vlg Harmony, English. (2010, October 10). Speaking with Foreign English Accent- Myths and Truths [ESL Instruction]. Retrieved April 25, 2011 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGq9dH06Pek&playnext=1&list=PL9C66973BD3561C54
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