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ERIC Number: ED424786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan-31
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Phonological Consciousness Raising Tasks for the ESP Classroom.
Sterlacci, Peter
A discussion of pronunciation instruction in English for business communication focuses on raising learners' awareness of how English is spoken by various language groups around the world. It is argued that phonological consciousness-raising is an effective approach for limiting breakdowns in communication. The approach assumes that developing native-like English productive skills is not a primary goal of instruction, but that developing receptive skills is a goal. Based on voice recordings of 12 English-speakers from eight different countries, a series of classroom pronunciation tasks was designed. Tasks targeting comparison skills include: comparing General American English (GAE) with British Received Pronunciation (RP); comparing GAE and/or RP with non-native speakers; and comparing the learner's speech with native speakers. Comprehension-based tasks include: summarizing; word recognition; and identifying voice quality and characteristics. Some pedagogical suggestions are offered. Contains 5 references. (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