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  1. 1. Teaching English Pronunciation for Thai Pilots <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>What are they focusing on? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At Segmental Level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At Super-Segmental Level </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Common pronunciation errors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-share sounds (in all positions) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Final sound dropping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cluster /r/, /l/, sound dropping </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Continued <ul><ul><li>/r/ and /l/ substitution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mistressed words </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What can be used to improve their pronunciation? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Nowadays, English pronunciation is realized as an important thing in the career of pilot (Thai pilots). It is seen in the part of on board announcement. As a result, many Thai airlines companies need to set a language department in order to train and adjust their employees’ English skills. </li></ul><ul><li>In the slide, you will see different issues that the Thai pilots could have on their English Pronunciation. Furthermore, I include lesson plans as well as websites that might be useful for them in particular and for other people in general. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What are they focusing on? <ul><ul><li>At Segmental Level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to produce consonants and vowel sounds correctly and clearly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on sounds that do not exist in Thai sound system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tips for producing final -s and –ed endings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At Super-Segmental Level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Word stress </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sentence stress and weak form </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Intonation </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Common Pronunciation Errors <ul><li>Non-shared sounds (in all positions) </li></ul>/v/ th / θ / X /ks/ Ch /t∫/ Sh /∫/ /z/ V isual A v oid Lea v e Arri v e Li v e Mo v e Sa v e Th ink Wi th Dep th Th rottle Wid th Smoo th O th er Si x E x tinguisher E x hausted Rela x Si x ty Inde x Fi x Ch ange Ch eck In ch rea ch Swit ch Approa ch rea ch Sh ower Sh ow S ure Pu sh Extingui sh Fini sh Pre ss ure Z ero Z one Advi s e Familiari z e Becau s e Ca s e Si z e
  6. 6. Continued <ul><li>Final sound dropping </li></ul>V1 -s -ed Chan ge Contro l Pu ll Fini sh Mo ve Requi re Wi re Fi re Deci d e Chan ges Contro ls Pu lls Fini shes Mo ves Requi res Wi res Fi res Deci des Chan ged Contro lled Pu lled Fini shed Mo ved Requi red Wi red Fi red Deci ded Cluster final sounds Longe st aircra ft hel p si nce Mu st fir st invo lve cha nce Sugge st life ve st ha lf wor ld Ne xt again st fi nd ra nge
  7. 7. Continued <ul><li>Cluster /r/, /l/, sound dropping </li></ul>/ r/ and /l/ substitution air pl ane fl ew elec tr onic de gr ee pr ocedure air cr aft fl own fr om ap pr o pr iately fr equently cr uise chil dr en in cr ease pr operly Fl y hun dr ed gr ound ex tr a fl ight pr o gr am r egu l ar popu l ar expe r ience r e l ax r egu l arity ope r ator co rr ect r adar i rr egu l ar c l ea r ance r ecognize pl easure
  8. 8. Continued <ul><li>Mistressed words </li></ul>machine opportunity aircraft procedure develop accurately airport decision condition automatically position immediately prevent tropically information depend instantly Co-ordinate technology career
  9. 9. What can be used to improve their pronunciation? <ul><li>Lesson plans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find a partner (Stress pattern) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listening and transcribing: Stress placement in a short monologue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rules of word stress: prefixes and suffixes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stress patterns in –ty and –teen numbers: talking about accommodation </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Continued <ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>