ERIC Number: ED149633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov-26
Reference Count: 0
An Experiment in Developing Oral Skills at the Intermediate Level.
McCullough, Yoshiko T.
This paper describes a training course for oral skills devised for the intermediate and advanced students of the Japanese language, utilizing the media of the Wesleyan University campus broadcasting station, WESU. The training starts with correcting the students' pronunciation and pitch accent and goes to the higher level of skills, such as intonation, prominence, pause, speed and change of pace. Instructional materials consist of the educational tapes called "Classroom for Announcing," made by the Japan Broadcasting Corporation in Tokyo for training Japanese junior and senior high school students to be announcers in their school broadcasting stations. The excellent examples and drills for pronunciation and other speech skills are recorded by the professional announcers and voice actors and actresses. One of the tapes includes some actual performances of announcements and interviews by Japanese students. The teaching method is explained step by step, using these tapes. The first Japanese radio program was broadcast on December 11th, 1977. (Author/CLK)
Descriptors: College Language Programs, Educational Radio, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Intonation, Japanese, Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Language Skills, Pattern Drills (Language), Pronunciation, Pronunciation Instruction, Second Language Learning, Speech Communication, Speech Skills, Stress (Phonology), Tape Recordings, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (San Francisco, California, November, 1977)