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Teresa Almeida d’Eça25 April 201327th APPI ConferenceLisbon, Portugal
 introducing Pronunciation Made Easy, asimple pronunciation system that bridges theL1 and L2, Portuguese and English int...
Creating an e-book in fact, an e-dictionary(www.authorsandspeakersnetwork.com)(ad)venture
 English word – sound in L1 – translation 3,000+ words self-publish in .pdf, later maybe in other e-bookformats
 Samples of .pdf version sounds & audio files possible activities to carry out
 Mar. 2012: contacted by Judy Thompson Nov. 2012: f2f meeting in Lydbury, England individual presentations wings to fl...
Bridging L1 & L2 Portuguese sounds make English pronunciationeasier a simple, homemade system that worked! a new era fo...
 diphthongs first came to my mind due to “I”and other simple, but problematic words other sounds followed most difficul...
 sounds of 3-4 words between // on the board random repetition at random moments oflesson 3-4 times correct = successfu...
 /ai/ /ei/ /ou/ /au/ /a/ as in “agora” /aé/ /á/ /é/ /ó/ I, eye, my, tie letter “a”, ache, day ago, low, toe a...
 /th/ /th/ /u/ for “w” /i/ for “y” /ch/ /k/ anything, both, think brother, that, the, they everywhere, what,when...
 student level: 5th-7th graders (= 1st-3rd yearEFLers) a different and fun activity a challenge taken seriously and fil...
 students got better at pronunciation very quickly everyone wanted a winning recipe for the Web! a note-taker in each c...
 “awaken” my system from a 4-year sleep why? creative and useful bridge between the L1 and L2 potential to help many P...
 self-publish the e-dictionary in .pdf have it available athttp://teresadeca-radicalenglish.iconosites.com/
 help Portuguese-speaking teachers makepronunciation easier for their students give students a fun and challenging way t...
My e-dictionary is my contribution to“ELT: From Strategy to Action”Strategy = my simple pronunciation systemAction = self-...
http://radicalenglish.com/ a new (ad)venture of EFL/ESL teachers change in approaches to learning English vocabulary, g...
 Judy: speaking methodology (EPA) Judit: vocabulary building (word boards) Teresa: pronunciation (bridging L1 and L2) ...
 simple and effective ways of learning English solutions that are practical and logical
Contribute to “change”in the world of EFL/ESL!
 continue developing our areas of expertise promote Radical English and personal work RE website conferences monthly ...
http://radicalenglish.com/visit our websitelearn about ustake a look at our individual sitessubscribe to our newsletter
http://teresadeca-radicalenglish.iconosites.com/ (PronMadeEasy)http://www.digibridge.net/teresadeca/ (more on me)You’re we...
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  1. 1. Teresa Almeida d’Eça25 April 201327th APPI ConferenceLisbon, Portugal
  2. 2.  introducing Pronunciation Made Easy, asimple pronunciation system that bridges theL1 and L2, Portuguese and English introducing and publicly launching RadicalEnglish, a recently formed group of EFL/ESLteachers with different and innovative ideas
  3. 3. Creating an e-book in fact, an e-dictionary(www.authorsandspeakersnetwork.com)(ad)venture
  4. 4.  English word – sound in L1 – translation 3,000+ words self-publish in .pdf, later maybe in other e-bookformats
  5. 5.  Samples of .pdf version sounds & audio files possible activities to carry out
  6. 6.  Mar. 2012: contacted by Judy Thompson Nov. 2012: f2f meeting in Lydbury, England individual presentations wings to fly Radical English is born my task: bring the system back to life
  7. 7. Bridging L1 & L2 Portuguese sounds make English pronunciationeasier a simple, homemade system that worked! a new era for my students and mehttp://www.digibridge.net/teresadeca/school/pronunciation-A-H.htm
  8. 8.  diphthongs first came to my mind due to “I”and other simple, but problematic words other sounds followed most difficult sounds to reproduce: th, w, y
  9. 9.  sounds of 3-4 words between // on the board random repetition at random moments oflesson 3-4 times correct = successful recipe word(s) & pronunciation went into Web page
  10. 10.  /ai/ /ei/ /ou/ /au/ /a/ as in “agora” /aé/ /á/ /é/ /ó/ I, eye, my, tie letter “a”, ache, day ago, low, toe allow, amount, blouse an, adult, cup, double add, black, cab, exam alarm, car, father any, exit, head, red ball, board, daughter
  11. 11.  /th/ /th/ /u/ for “w” /i/ for “y” /ch/ /k/ anything, both, think brother, that, the, they everywhere, what,when beyond, year, yes,yesterday education, sugar cancel, cat, dock, exact
  12. 12.  student level: 5th-7th graders (= 1st-3rd yearEFLers) a different and fun activity a challenge taken seriously and filled with greatlearning moments
  13. 13.  students got better at pronunciation very quickly everyone wanted a winning recipe for the Web! a note-taker in each class
  14. 14.  “awaken” my system from a 4-year sleep why? creative and useful bridge between the L1 and L2 potential to help many Portuguese-speaking students potential for creative influences on other L1s vs. English how? creating an e-dictionary based on the system suggesting interactive activities to go with it
  15. 15.  self-publish the e-dictionary in .pdf have it available athttp://teresadeca-radicalenglish.iconosites.com/
  16. 16.  help Portuguese-speaking teachers makepronunciation easier for their students give students a fun and challenging way tothink about pronunciation influence other native languages in finding &using creative and effective ways to “makeEnglish pronunciation easier”
  17. 17. My e-dictionary is my contribution to“ELT: From Strategy to Action”Strategy = my simple pronunciation systemAction = self-publishing Pronunciation Made Easy
  18. 18. http://radicalenglish.com/ a new (ad)venture of EFL/ESL teachers change in approaches to learning English vocabulary, grammar, speaking,pronunciation, learning processes
  19. 19.  Judy: speaking methodology (EPA) Judit: vocabulary building (word boards) Teresa: pronunciation (bridging L1 and L2) Peggy: accent reduction & pronunciation Rita: grammar solutions & Global Approach Jennifer: learning processes
  20. 20.  simple and effective ways of learning English solutions that are practical and logical
  21. 21. Contribute to “change”in the world of EFL/ESL!
  22. 22.  continue developing our areas of expertise promote Radical English and personal work RE website conferences monthly newsletter colleagues, students, friends
  23. 23. http://radicalenglish.com/visit our websitelearn about ustake a look at our individual sitessubscribe to our newsletter
  24. 24. http://teresadeca-radicalenglish.iconosites.com/ (PronMadeEasy)http://www.digibridge.net/teresadeca/ (more on me)You’re welcome to e-mail me atteresadeca@gmail.comSkype: teresadeca

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