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Teaching Pronunciation (4)

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Jonathan Acuña

on 14 May 2013

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Transcript of Teaching Pronunciation (4)

Teaching Pronunciation What does it involve? Listening to Accents Discussion Can non-native speakers teach pronunciation? Which accent should be taught in class? Does age matter in pronunciation acquisition? Telling students what they need to do Understanding why students make pronunciation mistakes Helping learners to perceive Accent Analysis Phonology Intonation Stress & Rhythm The teaching of pronunciation
includes: Phonemics or the repertoire of vowel and consonant sounds in the target language The musical notes a language has and the way words and sentences are stressed. The pitch patterns used to enunciate or state questions, statements, interjections, echo questions, and the like. - Step 1: Record common problems your students have
- Step 2: Analyze students' accents and potential problems with their pronunciation
- Step 3: Think of ways to help them reduce their accent Mistakes originate from different sources:
1. Sound substitution due to non-existence
2. Lack of sound perception by students
3. Difference in intonation patterns

All of these can cause misunderstanding The need to teach them how to identify, recognize, differentiate, and produce sounds. 1. Explanation on what is being done wrongly
2. Explanation of sound formation
3 Demonstration
4. Practice with imitation What do you think are the pros and cons of having a non-native speaker teaching pronunciation? Should it be Standard American English? How about British English? Have you ever heard of the critical age hypothesis?
What does it consist of? Pronunciation and Spelling Help them with a bit of phonics
/æ/ = ă, map or măp
/ey/ = ā, cane or cāne
Suggested pronunciation exercises 1. Dictation
2. Reading aloud
3. Descrimination
4. Prediction
5. Exceptions THANK YOU!
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