PRACTICING PRONUNCIATION AND LISTENING ONLINE @claudiofleury email@example.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
THANK YOU!PRACTICING PRONUNCIATION AND LISTENING ONLINE @claudiofleury firstname.lastname@example.org http://eflpresentations.pbworks.com CASA THOMAS JEFFERSON BRAZ-TESOL BRASILIA ONE-DAY SEMINAR MAY 11, 2012
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