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English as a Lingua Franca: Practical ideas for teaching pronunciation and listening

Presented in Glasgow on 26 Nov 2013 as part of the British Council 2013-14 Seminar Series
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Transcript of English as a Lingua Franca: Practical ideas for teaching pronunciation and listening

English as a Lingua Franca:
Practical ideas for teaching pronunciation and listening
KEY THINGS TO
REMEMBER
accent and intelligibility are two different things
Identifying priorities
Exploiting authentic materials
Raising awareness
Identifying priorities
Katy Davies @KatySDavies
Laura Patsko @lauraahaha

elfpron.wordpress.com
elfpronblog@gmail.com

Adapting the coursebook
intelligibility is a two-way street
for many students, native speaker norms may not be appropriate
Adapting the coursebook
Our students
English is not their first language;
English is
the communicative medium of choice, and often the only option
.
and they do not all share a first language.
(Seidlhofer, 2011 pg. 7)
needs analysis
ELF 'filter'
compare to LFC
receptive or productive?
pron. or spelling exercise?
stress and unstress
syllabus creation
Exploiting authentic materials
finding video and audio
making and using a script
using students as a resource
Raising awareness
accommodation and convergence
appropriate material
the phonemic chart
"Speakers who find themselves together
in an attempt to accomplish a particular task, the successful accomplishment of which
is to their mutual advantage, will be instrumentally motivated to facilitate communication in order to achieve
a successful outcome"
negotiating meaning
awareness of 'high risk' differences
signalling non-comprehension
pairwork vs. groupwork
From New Cutting Edge Pre-intermediate by S.Cunningham, Moor and Eales p.135
From New Cutting Edge Pre-intermediate by S.Cunningham, P.Moor, and F.Eales, p105
From New Cutting Edge Pre-intermediate by S.Cunningham, Moor & Eales, p31
From New Cutting Edge Pre-intermediate by S.Cunningham, P.Moor & F.Eales, p105
From New Total English Upper-intermediate by Crace & Acklam, p. 77
But actually, most brands in the world are local brands. Most people don’t realise that, but that is actually the case. So most brands that you buy in retail stores in global markets are manufactured for local markets.
From Market Leader Upper-intermediate (3rd edn.) by Cotton, Falvey & Kent, p. 17/CD track 9
(Jenkins, J. 'The Phonology of English as an International Language’, 2000:170)
From: elfpron.wordpress.com
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