How Word Intonation Helps Listeners Make Sense of Words: Brain Research

02/09/2017

Interesting research with implications for language classrooms in Really? Really. How Our Brains Figure Out What Words Mean Based On How They’re Said at http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/08/24/545711940/pitch-neurons

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Cool ELT/Language Classroom Tool: Convert Your Chrome Browser into a Language Lab for Speaking Practice

25/08/2017

PLEASE, consider using technology in your classrooms!  http://quickshout.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/convert-your-chrome-browser-into.html?m=1

Excerpt:

Fluency Tutor is a really interesting concept. It is a Chrome plugin that converts a computer into a kind of language lab.

If you sign up as a teacher you can then assign texts to students and they can record themselves reading the text and send it to you for feedback.


English Pronunciation Trip-Ups

27/05/2017

Read Most Common Pronunciation Mistakes Heard in Oral Exams at http://www.cristinacabal.com/?p=5903 


ELT: Activity to Learn Telephone Number Pronunciation

26/11/2016

Check it out here: http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/telephone-number-pronunciation?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=bc-teachingenglish

 


Practical Idea: Telephone Number Pronunciation

24/08/2016

Find the instructions here:  http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/telephone-number-pronunciation?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=bc-teachingenglish


English Pronounciation is Tough

21/03/2016

Here is an old video clip about it:

 


The Way ELs Hear English and Then Use it

27/01/2016

Oh my, this video is a mirror image of the discussions my child has with me on a daily basis. My bilingual child corrects my English all the time. And some folks ask me to say certain words because I never get them right in English.  Who can relate?


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