Pronunciation Issues (When to teach pronunciations (Discrete slots…
When to teach pronunciations
Inserting short, separate bits of pronunciation work into lesson sequences.
Making pronunciation issue an integral part of the lesson
Making pronunciation become the main focus of the class
Spending a short time on some pronunciation issues that have arisen during lesson
Common pronunciation problems
Hearing pronunciation features
Difference of sounds
sounds' demonstration, diagram, explanation
draw students' attention to the sound every time the sound appears
Physical unfamiliarity to make sound with parts of the mouth
Teacher shows and explains exactly where sounds are produced
Difficulties in hearing "tunes"
Difficulties in identifying rising and falling tones
Help students recognize moods and intention --> imitate
Perfection Vs Intelligibility
Good use pronunciation to make themselves understood
Some sounds are more important than others.
Stressing words and phrases correctly is vital.
Intonation is a vital carrier of meaning.
Depends on students' attitude to how well they speak or how well they hear
Helping individual student
Get student self-identify their problems
Help students with difficult words
Encourage them to bring difficult words to the lesson
Help Ss in a constructive and useful way
Showing how to pronounce words with their mouth
Providing words in phonological context
Offering opportunities for students to hear the sound correctly
Teaching phonemic symbols
Students can read the word from dictionaries
Easier for teachers to explain mistakes during lessons
Use symbols for tasks and games