ERIC Number: ED347831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May
The Pronunciation Pictures Videotape: Teaching Initial English Consonants.
Sorenson, Paul Bryan
After a review of the historical background, theories, and techniques related to teaching English pronunciation, this study describes the production of a Pronunciation Pictures videotape. The videotape shows animated "Sammy" diagrams presenting the physical movements needed to produce the initial consonants of English. The lessons provide explanations of the pronunciation process for each of the consonant segmentals followed by a vowel. Listening proficiency is developed by means of discrimination exercises. Minimal pair pronunciation practice is provided with both vocabulary lists and sentences. Each lesson concludes with a homework assignment to build upon the segmentals presented. A section of the report on pronunciation teaching materials includes three annotated bibliographies and two annotated lists in the following categories: videodisc and CD-ROM computer programs, computer assisted language learning, video cameras, videotapes for teaching English-as-a-Second Language (ESL), and teacher training videotapes. Contains 28 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.A. Thesis, Biola University.