ERIC Number: ED232448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Pronunciation in the Standard Intermediate Curriculum.
Lunn, Patricia V.
Rationales and approaches for teaching pronunciation in the intermediate foreign language classroom are discussed. Pronunciation should be taught regularly and overtly because perfecting pronunciation is an essential part of learning to communicate, and because intermediate students have enough vocabulary to generalize pronunciation rules to new vocabulary. Using Spanish as an example, it is shown that the teaching of pronunciation can be broken down into segments appropriate for brief lessons. The segments cover such features as stress and accent marks in written words, vowel pronunciation, and different consonant pronunciation in Spanish and English. Suggestions are made for integrating these lessons into daily classroom work and evaluating student progress. It is concluded that students appreciate the chance to learn correct pronunciation because it eliminates self-consciousness about spoken communication in the foreign language. A sample handout sheet from a proununciation lesson is provided. (RW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (New York, NY, November 25-27, 1982).