ERIC Number: ED135244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
English Pronunciation Exercises for Speakers of Vietnamese. Adult Education Series No. 7. Indochinese Refugee Education Guides.
Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.
The sound systems of Vietnamese and English have very little in common and therefore the Vietnamese learner of English will have great difficulty with pronunciation. This guide points out the specific problem areas and gives pronunciation exercises to deal with each problem. Twenty-eight pronunciation lessons are included, preceded by two prototype lessons. Each lesson is divided into three parts: (1) the pronunciation drill itself; (2) language notes, an explanation of the linguistic problem involved; and (3) teaching notes, suggestions for teaching strategies. The lessons are arranged, for the most part, in order of decreasing difficulty. The brief bibliography is a sampling of useful pronunciation materials for the ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher. (CFM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Contrastive Linguistics, English (Second Language), Indochinese, Instructional Materials, Interference (Language), Language Instruction, Learning Problems, Pronunciation, Pronunciation Instruction, Refugees, Second Language Learning, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Tone Languages, Vietnamese
National Indochinese Clearinghouse, Center for Applied Linguistics, 1611 N. Kent Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 (free)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.