Three types of pronunciation classes - Martins Fontes Auditorium S£o Paulo - January 24 2014

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  • 1./ritaps v prn n.sie .n kls A practical look at pronunciation teaching Martins Fontes Auditorium January 24, 2014Higor Cavalcante

2. LEFTRIGHTPLAYSPLACETAUGHTTHOUGHTSHIPSHEEPTWOCHEW 3. LEFTRIGHTSINGTHINGLOOKLUKEDGMENMAN 4. Why teach pronunciation? Mispronunciation of certain phonemes can be extremely difficult to understand; The inaccurate use of suprasegmental elements, such as stress or intonation, can also cause problems; Students (often) like to have their pronunciation mistakes brought to their attention. 5. Why dont we teach it (more often)? Pronunciation can be an overlooked area of language teaching, partly because teachers themselves may feel more uncertain about it than about grammar or lexis, worried that they dont have enough technical knowledge to help students appropriately.XLearning Teaching, Jim Scrivener (p 271) 6. Drilling In its most basic form, drilling simply involves the teachers saying a word or structure, and getting the class to repeat it. Being able to drill properly is a basic and fundamental language teaching skill.XHow to Teach Pronunciation, Gerald Kelly (p 16) 7. Chaining Back chain ...told him. ...wouldve told him. ...I wouldve told him. If Id seen him... If Id seen him, I wouldve told him.Front chainXIf Id seen him... If Id seen him, I wouldve... I wouldve... I wouldve told him. If Id seen him, I wouldnve told him. 8. Other types of drilling Open pair drilling S1: Have you ever been to Paris? S4: Yes, I have. S5: Have you ever been to NY? S2: No, I havent. etc.Substitution drillingXT: Its on the corner. Ss: Its on the corner. T: on the table. Ss: Its on the table. T: under the chair. Ss: Its under the chair. 9. From reactive to planned teaching: Three types of pronunciation classesX Integrated lessons (together with... everything else) Remedial lessons (based on class difficulties) Practice Lessons (focused on one area) How to Teach Pronunciation, Gerald Kelly (p 14) 10. XIntegrated Lessons 11. Used to Lead in: Discuss whether students have pics of themselves as children. Discuss what used to be different (work on /ju:st/). Presentation: Board a few examples after drilling them. Point out that negative/interrogative are pronounced /ju:st/. Practice: Find someone who. (questions on board) Production: Sentences about childhood.X 12. Other integrated lessons Object pronouns (elision of /h/; not stressed) Third conditional (contraction of auxiliaries) Simple past (pronunciation of ed; elision of /t/ and /d/) Simple present (pronunciation of s as /s/, /z/ and /z/) Introducing/describing oneself (intonation) Ability (sentence stress/weak forms)X 13. XRemedial Lessons 14. Examples Delayed correction Drilling Song Discussion Listening work GrammarVocabularyX AppropriacyPronunciation 15. XPractice Lessons 16. Examples Hancocks map (warm-up to this session) Phonology Hangman Taping students English (Live) listening activities Songs (With or Without You for th; any song for weak forms)X 17. Connected Speech 93 million miles from the sun People get ready, get ready Cause here it comes, its a light A beautiful light, over the horizon Into our eyes Oh, my, my how beautiful Oh, my beautiful mother She told me: son, in life youre gonna go far If you do it right, youll love where you areX 18. Words of wisdom Attempting to completely eradicate a foreign accent is an unrealistic goal.XThe native language not only affects the ability to produce English sounds but also the ability to hear English sounds. Its as if learners hear the second language through a filter, the filter being the sound system of the native language. While practice in pronunciation may not make perfect, ignoring pronunciation totally can be a great disservice to language learners. 19. X Many thanks! And a HAPPY NEW YEAR! 20. Bibliography How to Teach Pronunciation, Gerald Kelly Teaching American English Pronunciation, Ehrlich & AveryXEnglish Phonetics and Phonology, Peter Roach Sound Foundations, Adrian Underhill 21. Next courses: Pronunciation for teachers March 14 to June 20XCPE prep. February 14 and 15CAE prep. February 14 TDC & TKT February 14 22. Contact info: higor@higorcavalcante.com X www.higorcavalcante.com www.facebook.com/higorcavalcanteteacherhigor teacherhigor