ERIC Number: ED393323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
On Speaking Terms. A Practical Guide to Pronunciation for ABLE/ESL Teachers.
Gillette, Gloria W.
This English pronunciation manual for adults was developed by teachers for teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL), specifically aimed at those who do not have training in linguistics or foreign language instruction. It is a compendium of methodologies used by ESL teachers and is not aimed at any particular foreign language learner. Chapters include an overview of the principles and theories of language; specific help on the individual sounds of English in words, phrases, and sentences; a listing of foreign language specific (from Arabic to Vietnamese) grammatical and syntactical linguistic interference that teachers may encounter; a supply of foreign language-specific practice sentences; and several practical, meaningful, and enjoyable basic pronunciation activities for students. A feedback survey for ESL teachers is included. Contains 23 references. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education) (NAV)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Diction, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Interference (Language), Language Patterns, Language Teachers, Linguistic Difficulty (Inherent), Literacy Education, Pronunciation Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Surveys, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northeast ABLE Resource Center, Euclid, OH.
Identifiers: Ohio; 353 Project