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Presentation delivered at the One-day Seminar of the Brasilia Braz-TESOL Chapter - May 11, at Casa Thomas Jefferson, Brasilia.

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Practicing pronunciation and listening online Practicing pronunciation and listening online Presentation Transcript

  • PRACTICING PRONUNCIATION AND LISTENING ONLINE @claudiofleury claudio.fleury@gmail.com CASA THOMAS JEFFERSON BRAZ-TESOL BRASILIA ONE-DAY SEMINAR MAY 11, 2012
  • OVERVIEW• PRONUNCIATION and LISTENING• DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE• PRACTICING LISTENING ONLINE• PRACTICING PRONUNCIATION ONLINE• PRACTICING SPEAKING ONLINE• SUGGESTED SPEAKING ACTIVITIES
  • PRONUNCIATION and LISTENING1. Students will not be able to understand a word if they cannot pronounce it correctly.2. Students will not be able to pronounce a word correctly if they cannot differentiate the sounds they hear.3. Students have to know it.
  • DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PORTUGUESE AND ENGLISH• SPELLING x PRONUNCIATION – Portuguese - what you see is what you get – English - what you see is almost never what you getproblem: early contact with written text
  • DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PORTUGUESE AND ENGLISH• NUMBER OF VOWELS AND CONSONANTS – Portuguese is rich in vowels - diphtongs, triphtongs – English is rich in consonants – consonant clustersproblem: tendency to add extra vowel sounds to words
  • DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PORTUGUESE AND ENGLISH• VOWEL SOUNDS – English has long vowels and short vowels • not, go - cheap, chip – Portuguese has vowels • bolo - chipeproblem - misunderstanding - minimal pairs
  • DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PORTUGUESE AND ENGLISH• RHYTHM – Portuguese is syllable-timed – English is stress-timedproblem - emphasis on wrong words - native speakers speak too fast
  • DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PORTUGUESE AND ENGLISH• WORD STRESS – Portuguese - stress on the last, one before the last, two before the last syllable – English - also three before the last syllable (approximately, category), double stress (understand)problem - adaptation to Portuguese pronunciation
  • PRACTICING LISTENING ONLINE
  • PRACTICING LISTENING ONLINE• VOICE OF AMERICA - http://www.voanews. com/learningenglish/ home/
  • PRACTICING LISTENING ONLINE• ELLLO - http://www.elllo.org/index.htm
  • PRACTICING LISTENING ONLINE• WOICES - http://woices.com/
  • PRACTICING LISTENING ONLINE• LIBRIVOX - http://librivox.org/
  • PRACTICING LISTENING ONLINE• LISTEN AND WRITE - http://www.listen-and- write.com/
  • PRACTICING LISTENING ONLINE• TED Talks - http://www.ted.com/
  • PRACTICING LISTENING ONLINE• YOUTUBE• VIMEO• VIDEOJUG
  • PRACTICING PRONUNCIATION ONLINE
  • PRACTICING PRONUNCIATION ONLINE• SIMILAR SOUNDS - http://www.english- online.org.uk/pronounce/pronounce.htm
  • PRACTICING PRONUNCIATION ONLINE• SIMILAR SOUNDS - http://www.manythings.org/pp/
  • PRACTICING PRONUNCIATION ONLINE• SIMILAR SOUNDS - http://www.learnersdictionary.com/pronex/pronex.htm
  • PRACTICING PRONUNCIATION ONLINE• SIMILAR SOUNDS - http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar /pron/
  • PRACTICING PRONUNCIATION ONLINE• SIMILAR SOUNDS - http://www.elfs.com/MMz.html
  • PRACTICING SPEAKING ONLINE
  • PRACTICING SPEAKING ONLINE• VOKI - http://www.voki.com/
  • PRACTICING SPEAKING ONLINE• SCREENCAST-O-MATIC -http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/
  • PRACTICING SPEAKING ONLINE• FOTOBABBLE - http://www.fotobabble.com/
  • PRACTICING SPEAKING ONLINE• BABBLERIZE - http://blabberize.com/
  • PRACTICING SPEAKING ONLINE• VOCAROO - http://vocaroo.com/
  • PRACTICING SPEAKING ONLINE• MAILVU - http://mailvu.com/
  • SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES
  • ACTIVITIES• VOXOPOP – http://www.voxopop.com/
  • ACTIVITIES• VOICETHREAD - http://voicethread.com/
  • ACTIVITIES• (VIDEO) DICTATIONS – Record a message and send it to students – Students transcribe the message and send it to the teacher
  • ACTIVITIES• CHINESE WHISPERS – record a message and send to one student, who records it to the next student
  • ACTIVITIES• CORRECT THE MESSAGE – Record a message and send it to students along with a text – Students have to listen and identify the differences
  • ACTIVITIES• NEWS REPORT – Students read the news on a website or their own version of news
  • ACTIVITIES• POETRY – Students read their own or their favorite poems
  • ACTIVITIES• CREATE A GLOSSARY – Students record their own definitions to new words
  • ACTIVITIES• INTERVIEW – Teacher records first question – Students answer and record a question for the next student
  • ACTIVITIES• DESCRIBE AN OBJECT – Students describe an object for the next student to discover
  • ACTIVITIES• SELL A PRODUCT – Students tries to convince a customer to buy their product
  • IDEAS? QUESTIONS? SUGGESTIONS?
  • THANK YOU!PRACTICING PRONUNCIATION AND LISTENING ONLINE @claudiofleury claudio.fleury@gmail.com http://eflpresentations.pbworks.com CASA THOMAS JEFFERSON BRAZ-TESOL BRASILIA ONE-DAY SEMINAR MAY 11, 2012