ERIC Number: ED281386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Pronunciation through Functional Oral Communication Techniques.
Flores, Norma Landa
The syllabus for a college-level speech course at California State University, Los Angeles, designed to help students of English as a second language bring their pronunciation closer to mainstream English is presented. While the primary focus is on pronunciation improvement, the course also provides functional communication practice. The students are about evenly distributed in engineering, business, and education majors, and speak over 16 native languages or dialects. Activities include cognitive learning techniques through instruction in the International Phonetic Alphabet and its use, communicative interaction techniques through interactive drills, exercises, and self-quizzes, and functional oral communication techniques through audience analysis, organization, and delivery practice for informative and persuasive speaking. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Organization, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Paralinguistics, Phonetics, Pronunciation Instruction, Receptive Language, Second Language Instruction, Speech Communication
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Speech Communication Association (58th, Salt Lake City, UT, February 14-17, 1987).