ERIC Number: ED389214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Dec-14
Reference Count: N/A
Practising English Phonetic Symbols in a Communicative Way.
Chu, Wai Ling
Classroom exercises designed to help students learn phonetic symbols more effectively are described. The exercises were developed for use in a Hong Kong school. The idea behind their creation was that use of the symbols in communicative situations would emphasize their utility for learning English pronunciation. Each exercise uses contextualized tasks that are not limited to language learning. The first requires students to transcribe the names in a letter written to a pen pal; the second has students answer a questionnaire in an activity designed for students to get to know each other; the third involves transcribing signs to assist and extra-terrestrial being visit a park; in the fourth, students order vegetables from a greengrocer. Variations on each exercise are suggested. Worksheets and visual aids used in the exercises are appended. A brief bibliography is included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Communication, Letters (Correspondence), Orthographic Symbols, Phonetic Transcription, Phonetics, Pronunciation Instruction, Teacher Developed Materials
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hong Kong; Names; Pen Pals
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Conference of the Institute of Language in Education (Hong Kong, December 1994). Text contains occasional editorial/proofreader marks penciled in.