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ERIC Number: ED416678
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching English Pronunciation to Large Groups of Students: Some Suggestions.
Makarova, Veronika
Problems in teaching English pronunciation to large groups of university students in Japan are discussed, and some solutions are offered. Pronunciation instruction requires close individual interaction between teacher and student, difficult if not impossible to achieve in a typical Japanese university classroom. However, it is possible to get feedback from a large number of students and enhance their motivation for and interest in English pronunciation and phonetics by applying some less traditional techniques and tasks such as phoneme cards, pronunciation-based quiz games, using a form of sign language, using materials prepared by the students, encouraging students' reports on various aspects of pronunciation and phonetics, and introducing elements of the discovery learning technique. Examples are offered. (Contains eight references.) (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan