I was an English teacher in Beijing taught the adult
students who have learned English for many years. They
have already a high level of reading. Yet they have
many problems in their pronunciation.
Now I'm studying teaching sciences and technologies in
Geneva University. I'm writing my MA thesis which is
to create a program through internet/intranet to help
students like those I taught to improve their
pronunciation. I'm trying to find a possible and
practical way or method.
I really appreciate your help. Thanks again.
> Dear Sun,
> I'm not sure what your needs are. What students do
> you teach? What age are they? What level of
> proficiency in English do they already have? If you
> could give me some details I'd probably be able to
> offer some suggestions and practical advice, and to
> recommend suitable handbooks. Teaching (and
> learning) second-language pronunciation always
> involves a lot of practice, imitation drills,
> monitoring and feedback. Using intranet
> communication and visual aids for auxiliary
> activities may be a good idea, but I don't think it
> can work as the *central* method.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: dexian sun
> To: phoNet@egroups.com
> Sent: Monday, October 23, 2000 6:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [phoNet] phonetics teaching methods
> Hi, Piotr,
> Thanks for your reply. What you are doing seems very
> interesting. In fact what I'll do is to offer the
> oppotunity for our students to correct their English
> pronunciations through our intranet. That's why I
> think it'll be interesting if I can use some colors.
> Actually I've found it: the Silent Way of teaching
> foreign languages. I don't know yet how it works.
> observe some classes using it.
> By the way do you know any interesting books on
> phonetics? Thanks.
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