The Priority Method for Korean ESL Students

Consonants and Vowels

Author: Bradley Tice

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1581123612

Category: Education

Page: 232

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The Priority Method evolved from theories from first and second language acquisition and child language development. Along with error analysis theories, technical advances in equipment have allowed the Priority Method to offer a complete language diagnostic, analysis and training format. Its significant variation from all previous SLA pedagogy is that it concentrates on areas of weakness, prioritizing common areas of transitional errors from L1 to L2, that commonly occur in the phonetic production and delivery of the ESL student, and focuses on the key areas that have significant sociolinguistic and linguistic effects on the ESL student. Why prioritize errors over other aspects of second language learning? Because errors are the significant areas where the student's self confidence and progress come into play. Because negative aspects in any or all of the above will impede and/or stigmatize the ESL student and can be a major factor in having the student quit. Many errors are common to each ESL language group, giving that group a preliminary map of errors that can be expected before the student arrives at that point. The specific phonetic area covered will be common consonant and vowel errors in the ESL student. There will be a text, workbook and a tape of which the workbook and tape will interact with each other using the Priority Method and a Learning Loop. The Learning Loop is a term that describes the learning system used to facilitate the correct recognition and production of the English sound pattern. It uses two tape recorders of which one is to play the tape with the exercises on it of a Model of English pronunciation. The second tape recorder is recording both the Model pronunciation and the student's attempt to duplicate the Model of English sound pattern. Because the student hears only those sound patterns that are similar or the same to their L1 language the need to compare their L2 production of English with that of a Model of English will result in a more accurate diagnosis. The potential of this method as a supplement to any language course or program is great as it can be used with any language group and at any level of learning.
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English Fluency For Asian Speakers: Accent Reduction For Chinese, Japanese, and Korean

Author: Whitney Nelson

Publisher: Whitney Nelson

ISBN: 1532800142

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 102

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Secrets of Reducing and Eliminating Your Asian Accent English is the third most widely spoken language in the world and its gaining ground. It’s already counted as an official language of 94 countries. People in every corner of the globe are enrolling in English schools and online classes. But why? The reasons are varied but simple. Globalization of businesses, tourism opportunities, and the world of entertainment are only a few of them. This book is specifically written for Asian students who wishes to reduce their accent and greatly improve their English-fluent level. With the proven tips, tricks, and techniques in this book, you’ll discover that you’ll be in an entirely new and exciting level of learning within days. In This English Fluency Guide, You’ll.. ✔ Learn where the hidden “z” sounds are in many English plural words and when to pronounce them. ✔ Discover the proper way to enunciate the five English vowels – a, e, i, o, u. ✔ Find out how to stress the correct syllables – the smallest part of any English word – in order to sound like a native speaker. ✔ Discover the fastest and easiest methods of shedding your accent. You’ll be surprised at your options! ✔ Find out how the “immersion” can increase your fluency. You’ll learn exactly what immersion is and how, even if you’re not surrounded by native speakers, you can experience this powerfully productive process. ✔ Learn the top four reasons why speaking English like a native is absolutely essential in this global economic world of the twenty-first century. The Quickest Way to English Fluency This book covers various concepts, ideas, and techniques to help lift you off the English language plateau. English is not an easy language to learn. But if you are using proper methods to learn and speak, you’ll find that your next level of learning is just a click away. Learn and adopt these techniques, tips, and secrets revealed in this book, and your English fluency will be on a whole different level within 30 days ! Remember: Practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect. Download Now and Start Speaking The Right Way
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Pronunciation in EFL Instruction

A Research-Based Approach

Author: Jolanta Szpyra-Kozłowska

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783092637

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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In view of recent debates on the global spread of English and its international lingua franca role, what pronunciation models are appropriate for millions of EFL learners? Which aspects of English phonetics should be taught to foreign students and which can be neglected with little loss to successful communication? How can English pronunciation be taught in an interesting and effective way which is both learner- and teacher-friendly, in accordance with the latest scholarly and technological achievements? This research-based book addresses these and many other fundamental issues that are currently at the centre of pronunciation teaching. It offers a wealth of new theoretical ideas and practical solutions to various phonodidactic problems that arise in EFL contexts, approaching pronunciation instruction from global and local perspectives and supporting its theoretical claims with extensive empirical evidence. It will be of interest to EFL teachers and teacher trainers, pronunciation specialists and students of applied linguistics.
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