Lesson plans for Pronunciation in English

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Pronunciation In English High Beginning+ #

The first level of our Pronunciation product's lesson plan includes activites for enhancing the lessons in the self guided program. Major concepts are explained and tips to help teachers reinforce concepts are provided.

Focus #

In the past, much time has been spent in pronunciation courses on individual sounds. The disadvantage of this approach is that it is very difficult and time consuming for adult learners to make changes in this area. The emphasis is on the big picture items: stress, intonation, and rhythm. Research indicates that improvement in these areas makes the biggest difference in intelligible speech.

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Sample lesson plan sections: #

In the classroom

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Stress Skill 8/8a: Reduced Syllables

In class review 1

Teachers: Put the word “adjustable” on the board and elicit from the class:

  1. How many syllables? (4)
  2. Which syllable is stressed? (2nd)
  3. How many schwa sounds? (3) adjustable

Note that different dictionaries use different symbols for the schwa.

In class review 2

Group Practice

Put students in small groups, give them a 5-minute time limit and have them brainstorm a list of words they use or hear frequently that have a schwa. Mark the number of syllables, the stressed syllable and any schwa sounds.

Groups will take turns presenting their lists. Teacher will monitor for any problems and put those on the board.

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Check out the full free lesson plan for Pronunciation in English High Beginning+