The Importance Of Language Varieties And Regional Dialects

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The Importance Of Language Varieties And Regional Dialects

  1. 1. The Importance of Language Varieties and Regional Dialects for EFL Teaching and Learning<br />LEI. Adrian Giron Chavez<br />
  2. 2. What kind of English do you speak?<br />
  3. 3. Language Varieties<br />American English<br />British English<br />Australian English<br />Canadian English<br />Indian English<br />Jamaican English<br />New Zealander English<br />South African English<br />
  4. 4. Differences between English varieties<br />Pronunciation<br />/brodər/ /broda/<br />/beibi/ /baibi/<br />
  5. 5. Differences between English varieties<br />Vocabulary<br /> Truck Lorry<br /> Elevator Lift<br /> Bathroom Loo<br /> Soccer Football<br /> Color Colour<br />
  6. 6. Differences between English varieties<br />Grammar<br />You don’t need to fix that car<br />I have three children<br />You needn’t fix that car<br />I’ve got three children<br />
  7. 7. Regional Dialects<br />American English dialects See video<br />
  8. 8. Regional dialects<br />British English dialects See video<br />
  9. 9. Other English Varieties<br />Mexican English<br />French English<br />Chinese English<br />Russian English<br />German English<br />Italian English<br />www.accent.gmu.edu<br />
  10. 10. English varieties and dialects in the EFL classroom<br />Games<br />Vocabulary worksheets<br />Sketches<br />Reading aloud<br />Songs from different countries<br />Listening activities<br />See video 1<br />See video 2<br />
  11. 11. English varieties and dialects in the EFL classroom<br />Students become more sensitive to all English varieties and dialects<br />Students are exposed to real language since sources come from authentic material<br />Teachers can provide a different kind of activity in the classroom<br />Students are prepared to understand speakers from around the world, not only from the US or the UK<br />See video<br />
  12. 12. Thank you very much, my friendo<br />

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