ERIC Number: ED269988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Foreign Students' Guide to Pronunciation Using the Pronunciation Key of the English Dictionary.
A lesson in the use of pronunciation keys provided in English dictionaries, which is designed for adult foreign students, includes notes to the teacher concerning preliminary activities, discussion of the approach, a description of the lesson sequence, and a lesson designed for the student's use. The three-segment lesson, designed for second- and third-level students of English as a second language, aims to simplify and demystify the pronunciation key using two salient elements: diacritical marking and respelling. After prefatory remarks, the students' lesson outlines the letters of the alphabet in combination with diacritical marks and, for each item, gives an example of the sound in a simple familiar word, a respelling or transcription, and notes when applicable. A final section briefly discusses the schwa. (MSE)
Descriptors: Diacritical Marking, Dictionaries, Difficulty Level, English (Second Language), Foreign Students, Instructional Materials, Letters (Alphabet), Pronunciation, Study Guides, Teaching Guides
JAG Publications, 11288 Ventura Blvd. #B-301, Studio City, CA 91604 (Class set of 25 with Teacher's Guide, $13.00; separate students' sets of 10, $5.00; examination copy, free to teachers).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A