ERIC Number: ED337015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Phonetics, the Basis for All Levels of Proficiency in French Pronunciation.
DiOrio, Dorothy M.
French teachers need to realize and convince their supervisors that more time must be given to development of acceptable pronunciation and comprehension skills in the initial stages of French language study. Phonetics offers the technique and tools for perfecting pronunciation. The method for college French instruction described is adapted from that used successfully to teach singers the correct pronunciation for a variety of languages. First, ear training is presented using 37 basic phonetic symbols drilled in sentences. A chart (appended) prepared for use at three undergraduate and graduate levels of French phonetics and diction is then distributed and elements of articulation are discussed. Errors are avoided best if pronunciation instruction begins with the first class. A variety of texts, intended for either language or vocal instruction and offering a variety of techniques, are available. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Planning for Proficiency. Dimension: Language '86. Report of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching, p83-94, 1987; see FL 019 583.