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Using IPA in the classroom (part two)


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ELT MOOC by Jason R. Levine on WiziQ.

This is a professional development massive Open Online Course in listening and pronunciation techniques.

MOOC team organisers:

Dr. Nellie Deutsch

Sylvia Guinan

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Using IPA in the classroom (part two)

  1. 1. CAT and CATCH How many ‘letters’? How many ‘sounds’?
  2. 2. The ‘Magic’ Schwa How about a cup of coffee? How about a cup of coffee? /ə/ /ə/ /ə/
  3. 3. The leisure centre is closed for a private function. /ə/ /ə/ /ə/ /ə/ /ə/ /ə/ /ə/
  4. 4. URL:
  5. 5. SHIP or SHEEP
  6. 6. Let’s go to the beach! A B
  7. 7. URL:
  8. 8. Can I have a glass?
  9. 9. Dexter needs a bath!
  10. 10. ‘Accent reduction’ sounds a lot like ‘stain removal’! Judy Gilbert
  11. 11. URL:
  12. 12. When we speak to a lot of ELT teachers (even those with a CELTA), they tell us that they were never “taught” IPA or “trained” to use it with students – they had to learn it themselves (DIY-style).