How to Learn English as a Foreign Language Confidently Presenter: Lin, Shin-Chung Ph.D. Chair of Applied Foreign Languages National Pingtung Institute of Commerce Address: 51 Min Sheng E. Road, Pingtung900 Tel: (08)7238700-3300 Fax: (08)7239277 E-mail: email@example.com October. 06, 2004
Letter ‘o’ and the Sound it Represents I [d C E] [n A t] [n o ] [ D v] [ ' w 0 m0n] [ 'w ? mDn] ['m K MQ] dog not no of women woman mother Phonetics Represented “ o’ in Words
Quiz for you 1. How do you pronounce ‘Yots’—the last name of an American friend? 2. Answer 1. It is pronounced the same as ‘ yachts’. 3. Answer 2. [j A ts] 4. How do you pronounce ‘entrepreneur’ 5. Answer (looking in a dictionary for [`AntrDprD'n"])
The combined ways entrepreneur phonetics [`AntrDprD'n"] 企業家 phonics entrepreneur
Learning vowels I I [ A e i o u ] [ K D Q " $ G 0 C ? ] [ a0 a? C0 ]
Learning consonants H n m Nasals l Lateral w j r Glides tN dI Affricates h N I s z L M f v Fricatives K g t d p b Stops Glottal Velar Alveo-palatal Alveolar Inter-dental Labio-dental Bilabial
Learning the conformation of the phonemes Note. V = vowel C = consonant Syllable Combination in English Syllable Combination in Chinese springs CCCVCC plant CCVCC what CCVC cat CVC qua CCV 跨ㄎㄨㄚ ˋ CCV tea CV 替ㄊㄧ ˋ CV eye V 愛ㄞ ˋ V Examples English Examples Chinese
Good morning? How are you? What is it? Where are you? Where is John? Exercise 4: Intonation of the sentences 1. [hw A t '0z 0t ↘ ] 2. [hw A t 0z jur 'nem ↘ ] 3. [hw A t 'ta0 0z 0t ] 4. [ Ar Me st K d 0H '0HE l 0N ↗ ] Learning Intonation
Ex: 假如我有時間，我會去看你。 假如我是你，我不會給他錢。 假如你昨天在家讀書 (study) ，你就不會 在街上遇到 (meet) 她。 If I’ve time, I will visit you. If I had time, I would visit you. If I were you, I wouldn’t give him money. If you had studied at home yesterday, you wouldn’t have met her on the street.
4. How to learn English as a foreign language Confidently—life-time learning concerned?
E. Jot down what you read and heard and make sure that you understand it well.
A. Attitude—native like is not possible / you are better than the ones you have to talk in their language if only you can communicate with them. B. Sticks on a TV program or a movie that you like very much. C. Make the note that keeps the track of the usage of the target language. D. Try to have a pen pal who can not read in Chinese to e-mail each other.