ERIC Number: ED146820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Experience d'Enseignement de l'Alphabet Phonetique (An Experience in the Teaching of the Phonetic Alphabet). Melanges Pedagogiques, 1973.
This article describes a program at the University of Nancy, for the teaching of introductory phonetic transcription to beginning students majoring in English. The alphabet chosen for this program, the English Pronouncing Dictionary Alphabet, lends itself particularly to use with beginners. Introduction to this alphabet takes place in ten sessions in the language laboratory in which the student learns the correspondence between phonetic symbol and sound via dictation. This is followed by a series of exercises for phonetic alphabet practice, which consist of texts written in transcription (cultural texts, fill-in-the-blanks, crossword puzzles, limericks, phonemic twisters, etc.) and which are carried out orally by groups of five students supervised by a British instructor. Sample exercises are appended. (AM)
Descriptors: Alphabets, College Language Programs, Course Descriptions, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Learning Activities, Oral Reading, Phonetic Transcription, Phonetics, Phonology, Pronunciation, Second Language Learning, Speech Communication, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nancy Univ., (France). Centre de Recherches et d'Applications Pedagogiques en Langues.
Note: In French; Contains some small type