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Unread Jul 2nd, 2006, 05:17 am
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Question Pronunciation Lessons

I have been asked by my esteemed leader to teach pronunciation to 3 students for a total of 15 hours. Problem is that I have no experience in this particular field & don't know where to begin.
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Default Re: Pronunciation Lessons

if you have a little more information we might be able to guide you a bit better.

how old are the students?
what level are they at now?

knowing that information will help us help you.
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age of students, didn't ask. assume they are mid to late teens as that's mostly what i've been given to teach previously.

level, intermediate. Clockwise Intermediate is their coursebook, so i've been told.
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two activities i really like for practicing pronunciation is student dictation & the relay game.

for the dictation, have each student write a very short (2-4 sentences) paragraph about something you choose. then the 3 students will sit together and one student will read their paragraph as the other students listen and write. this really forces the reader to really focus on their pronunciation. before you start this exercise you may want to teach phrases such as, 'could you repeat that?' and 'could you slow down please?'. you might also want to have each student read their paragraph to you so you can correct any pronunciation problems before they read to the group.

another activity is the relay game but instead of playing in teams (because you only have 3 students) have them play against a timer. maybe set the timer at 3 minutes in the beginning and then shorten the time as the game goes on. if they beat the timer, they get a point otherwise the teacher gets a point. students love to compete against the teacher.

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^ Thanks!
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Phonics!
I don't know if you have access to any books. I've used Mr Bugs phonics 1 and 2.
Number two is decent. It gives you blends (like nd, for example) and example words (staND, for example).

Good luck!
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