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No tech to high-tech pronunciation methods

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No tech to high-tech pronunciation methods

  1. 1. Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015 No-tech to High-tech Pronunciation Strategies to Improve Communication Teaching of Pronunciation Interest Group (ToP-IG)-sponsored session Presenters Marsha Chan, Sunburst Media, ToP-IG Co-founder Marina Broeder, Mission College, ToP-IG Coordinator
  2. 2. Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015 No tech Low tech High tech
  3. 3. Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015 No tech Voice Facial expressions Gestures ToolsBeing a role model
  4. 4. Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015 Use an expressive, enthusiastic voice. Face the learners as you speak. Speak audibly and clearly. Exaggerate prosodic and phonological features as you model. Vary the pitch, speed, and tone. No tech
  5. 5. Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015 Use facial expressions and gestures to emphasize the stressed language elements. Be aware of what you look like when you speak. Be aware of how you sound. Ensure that your gestures enhance your speech. Example to demonstrate stress: open hand: stressed syllable – closed hand: unstressed syllable No tech
  6. 6. Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015 Provide clear models of pronunciation using language appropriate to the level. Recognize the general English proficiency level of learners. Keep the words, phrases, sentence patterns within the learner’s range in vocabulary, grammar and sentence length. Compare: Given the expense of that item, if I were you, I wouldn’t purchase it. That pot is too expensive. Don’t buy it. Buy this one. No tech
  7. 7. Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015 A Mirror is a Must Every student must use a mirror fastidiously and systematically. Small mirror Smart phone camera old CD All together In direct line: students’ mouth <==> mirror <==> teacher 1st: listen & watch the teacher 2nd: look in the mirror, repeat 3 (5, 10) x Long pause = waiting for ss’ eyes No tech
  8. 8. Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015 The Stress Stretch (Chan, M. 1994, 2009, 2013) Choose multisyllabic words appropriate to learners. Have students identify each word’s one stressed syllable (circle, underline, accent mark, dots, syllable-stress code, etc.) by listening to your pronunciation, to a dictionary’s sound file, or reading a dictionary’s pronunciation symbols. Explain: A stressed syllable is longer, stronger, and often higher in pitch than an unstressed syllable. As you say the words, stand up and stretch the vowel on the stressed syllable; sit down on the unstressed syllables, saying them quietly. No tech
  9. 9. Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015 Stretch up as you say the stressed syllable. Sit down as you say the unstressed syllables. •English •happy •common •pronounce •attend •positive •library •important •community •pronunciation Practice with a partner!
  10. 10. Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015 The Stress Stretch from Phrase by Phrase, p. 174 Chan, M. (2009). Phrase by phrase: Pronunciation and listening in American English. Sunnyvale: Sunburst Media. Chan, M. (1994). Stress stretch. In K. M. Bailey & L. Savage (Eds.), New ways in teaching speaking, (pp. 252-253). Alexandria, VA: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. Chan, M. (2013, March 17). How to do the Stress Stretch. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/4mzHx4v1DFs Chan, M. (2013 September 28). Marsha Chan's Stress Stretch ©. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/PWJv-l6OvAY The real version for students ==> Marsha Chan's Stress Stretch © super-fast (x6) version for super-fast teachers :-) https://youtu.be/llAR5fTeHOA
  11. 11. Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015 Lollipop Practice for /iy/ and /I/ sounds Each student needs a lollipop or some piece of small candy that can rest on the tongue. 1. Have students repeat minimal pairs without the candy. 2. Model the mouth movement for pronunciation of the target sounds. 3. Repeat minimal pairs. 4. Have the students place the lollipop on their tongues and then repeat the /iy/ and /I/ sounds. 5. Point out that the lollipop moves upward more with the /iy/ sound than the /I/ sound. 6. After a few minutes of practice with the lollipop, have the students practice saying different minimal pairs with a partner. Let’s practice! Minimal pairs: /iy/ and /I/ sheep/ship, beet/bit, feet/fit, leap/lip No tech
  12. 12. Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015 Low tech Online Dictionaries Audio links Video linksUsing online resources receptively
  13. 13. Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015 Student Worksheet + Online Dictionary Example: Personal Pronunciation Glossary Miller, S. (2000). Targeting pronunciation. Boston, MA: Houghton-Mifflin. www.dictionary.com or www.m-w.com Low tech
  14. 14. Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015 Handouts + Audio links ● Nursery rhymes, speeches, songs ● Denslow’s Mother Goose https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq0Vsv2vCG0 (rhythm, content vs function words) ● President Eisehower’s Farewell Speech http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/dwightdeisenhowerfarewell.html (thought groups) ● “Try” by Pink https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPtlSF4TlJE (reductions) Low tech Nursery rhyme handout
  15. 15. Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015 Handout + Movie clips Watch, listen and mark script for phrasing, intonation (Y-N Qs, Wh Qs, lists) Also for focal stress, stressed/reduced syllables, linking Advanced: humor, role-play Low techhttps://youtu.be/iClIIg_YtAk What Rita Wants - Groundhog Day (3/8)
  16. 16. Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015 High Tech Audio recording Video recording Web apps Mobile apps Using technology for production and interaction
  17. 17. Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015 Audio recording How? Portable digital recorder Audacity, Voice Recorder, GarageBand, etc. on computer or tablet Mobile phone recorder Google Voice Voxopop Voicethread High tech What? Words Phrases Sentences Stories Dialogues Role-plays Speeches Why? ● To gain awareness of own voice ● For formative and summative assessment ● To share with others
  18. 18. Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015 Video recording High tech
  19. 19. Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015 Video recording How? Portable video recorder Smart phone, tablet Laptop w/ webcam Why? ● To observe voice & body lang ● Formative, summative assessment ● To inform, instruct, entertain High tech What? Monologues Role-plays Speeches Plays Debates Songs Instruction When? In class Out of class Sample ideas from Marsha’s classes Accessed from www.youtube.com/user/pronunciationdoctor
  20. 20. Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015 Web Apps Video channels short selection English Accent Coach http://englishaccentcoach.com/ Pronunciation Power https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qs7a LKLFNE Connected Speech https://youtu.be/aAZIpHvX1Jk Pronunciation Doctor Marsha Chan https://www.youtube.com/user/pronunciationdoctor Rachel's English https://www.youtube.com/user/rachelsenglish Accent Modification with Kelly Reiter https://www.youtube.com/user/AccentModification English Central http://www.englishcentral.com/
  21. 21. Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015 Q & A CONTACT INFORMATION Marsha Chan marsha@sunburstmedia.com PronunciationDoctor@gmail.com www.youtube.com/user/PronunciationDoctor Marina Broeder mkbroeder@yahoo.com
  22. 22. Chan and Broeder CATESOL 2015 To see the original slide presentation with animations and links, click the following link: bit.ly/1Snj2tt

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