101年第1學期-4069 ＥＦＬ發音教學：理論與實務 課程資訊
|In-class book report||25|
|Pronunciation Improvement Project||20|
|The graduate student’s and/or partner’s pronunciation improvement||20|
By the end of the course, students should have achieved the following objectives:
1. familiarize with the sound system of American English and their native tongue—Mandarin;
2. explore how the theoretical principles can be applied in EFL classroom;
3. detect, correct, and monitor their own (if any) and the learning partner’s pronunciation mistakes in speech production so that the carryover of pronunciation skills into communication is not left to chance;
4. apply the knowledge/skills acquired in this course to teach EFL pronunciation more effectively.
This course introduces the formal analysis of phonetics and phonology along with techniques for incorporating these into practical classroom instruction for EFL learners. How individual English sound is pronounced in different settings and how stress, rhythm, and intonation influence the intelligibility of English will be studied.
Each graduate student taking this course will have to find a cooperative learning partner, an English learner at low-intermediate level or higher (not lower) who needs to improve pronunciation intelligibility. The graduate student will have to
1) identify the partner’s pronunciation problems through phonetic transcription of the partner’s speech samples obtained through read-aloud passages and interviews,
2) set appropriate pronunciation improving goals and
3) design appropriate learning materials appropriate for the partner,
4) monitor the partner’s practice,
5) evaluate the partner’s progress, and
6) keep tutoring logs.
Much emphasis of the course will be placed on ear training, effective instruction techniques, and problem solving strategies using data collected from the students’ partners.
Office HourTuesday 1-2 p.m. & Thursday 4-5 p.m. LAN 211 H
Avery, P., & Ehrlich, S. (2007). Teaching American English pronunciation. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Yavas, M. (2006). Applied English phonology. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.
Celce-Murcia, M., Brinton D. M. & Goodwin J. M. (2002) Teaching Pronunciation. A Reference for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.