ERIC Number: ED549983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec-5
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New Ways in Teaching Connected Speech. New Ways Series
Brown, James Dean, Ed.
TESOL International Association
Connected speech is based on a set of rules used to modify pronunciations so that words connect and flow more smoothly in natural speech (hafta versus have to). Native speakers of English tend to feel that connected speech is friendlier, more natural, more sympathetic, and more personal. Is there any reason why learners of English would prefer to be viewed as unfriendly, unnatural, unsympathetic, and impersonal? The great news is that such rules can (and should) be explained and taught. This book makes available fun and interesting lessons, presented in a systematic way that is directly useful in the ESL/EFL classroom.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Connected Discourse, Pronunciation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Lesson Plans, Guides
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Authoring Institution: TESOL International Association