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Teaching Pronunciation



Recommended sites






Gladys Baya




http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/  - Phonetics- The Sounds of Spoken Language : A super-comprehensive site (which I learnt about from Caroline Gwatkin), where you can see how each sound is articulated (animated diagram + video) and hear a few samples (American English, Spanish and German). You can also try their "interactive diagram of articulatory anatomy" (available in English and Spanish).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/multimedia/pron/  - Learning English - Pronunciation Tips - On this site (which Barbara Chap, a dear Webhead, once recommended) you can discover phonetic symbols (downloadable posters available!), enjoy 3 radio programmes on the topic (plus try exercises and tapescript!), test your hearing with some minimal pairs, and go on to learn about the relationship between sound and spelling, schwa and discover the complexities of connected speech. All exercises and recordings are downloadable, and therefore can be exploited offline!

A lot more specific, but perhaps of interest to some of our learners (from a link recently reviewed by Larry): a podcast on the pronunciation of irregular verbs:
    * Listen in pop-up window:
    * Download (Right-click or option-click the link):
      http://www.manythings.org/repeat/ck-irregular_verbs_4.mp3  (836 Kb)

Background music and rhythm turn this exercise into an enjoyable chant! :p

Three other lists are also available.

An extra:
http://www.learningportuguese.co.uk/pronunciation/  - lessons in Portuguese pronunciation
http://french.about.com/od/pronunciation/French_Pronunciation_Lessons_and_Activities.htm  -French Pronunciation Lessons and Activities, with thousands of sound files. Lessons on liaisons, contractions, rhythm, and every other aspect of French pronunciation. (NB: this site also discusses German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese).





Paola Scilipoti

Simon Gill

http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/download/pron_chart/pron_chart.shtml    - phonemic chart with sounds

http://www.howjsay.com/ - see and hear the pronunciation of words in English


http://cla.univ-fcomte.fr/english/sites/pron.htm          -   range of interactive activities online

http://cla.univ-fcomte.fr/english/precoce/tips/sounds.htm -  practical tips for 'helping students to sound English'

http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/#    - flash animations of the sounds of American English, German, and Spanish

http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/download/phonemes.shtml   - A4 size downloadable posters of phonemic symbols

with examples

http://www.e-lang.co.uk/mackichan/call/pron/type.html    - online IPA typewriter

http://www.developingteachers.com/phonology/sound_activities1.htm  - activities for practising aspects of the sound system in class

http://www.gabrielatos.com/ReadingAloud.htm  - opinion and ideas onreading aloud

http://www.esl-lounge.com/pronunciation.shtml   - ideas for classroom activities and downloadable worksheets


Larry Ferlazzo

There are links to a quite a few sites I use with my students.


Monica Veado

http://www.audioenglish.net/ (lots of audio activities)
http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/?target=%22_blank%22# (phonetics)
http://public.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php (type a word or
sentence, choose the accent and listen!)
http://www.howjsay.com/ (a pronunciation dictionary with instant sound)
 Elena Nikolaenko

English Phonetic Activities  http://club.telepolis.com/phonetics/

Guide to English Phonetic Symbols    http://www.oupchina.com.hk/dict/phonetic/home.html

Variation in the sounds of English  http://faculty.washington.edu/dillon/PhonResources/PhonResources.html

Many other things (grammar, etc included) can be found on the Russian Website http://www.englishlanguage.ru/. The only problem is that not all links work.



Carla Arena

http://www.ikeepbookmarks.com/browse.asp?folder=479182 (older list)

http://www.thomas.org.br/new_ctj/stuff/stuff_efolder.php?folder=76&menu=#3 (linguistics)














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