Teaching pronunciation. English in the 21 st Century & How to Teach Segmentals. English in the 21 st Century. How many people are there in the world today? How many of them speak English?. English in the 21 st Century. There are over 7 billion people in the world today.
English in the 21st Century & How to Teach Segmentals
How many people are there in the world today?
How many of them speak English?
There are over 7 billion people in the world today.
More than 25% of them speak English fluently or
competently (Crystal 2003, quoted in Jenkins 2007).
This is BrajKachru’s famous model for understanding how English functions in different countries. (in Crystal, 1995)
How many users in each circle?
inner circle (e.g., US)
outer circle (e.g., India)
(Figures from Crystal, 2003,
quoted in Jenkins, 2007)
So why am I telling you this
on the day we are talking about teaching pronunciation?
Which is more important and realistic in your context?
Does being a native speaker make a person a good pronunciation teacher?
What are some advantages NNESTs (non native English speaking teachers) have over NESTs (native English speaking teachers)?
Directions: 1) copy the words; 2) listen to the teacher (or recording) say the words and mark the one you hear.
1. ___ SLEEP ___ SLIP
2. ___ GREEN ___ GRIN
3. ___ LEAVE ___ LIVE
4. ___ EAT ___ IT
Example: What’s Your Phone Number
0- sleep 1- slip
2- green 3- grin
4- leave 5- live
6- eat 7- it
8- seat 9- sit
___ PIE ___ BUY
___ PIG ___ BIG
___ POOR ___ BORE
___ TAP ___ TAB
Example: Pronunciation Journey
BLACK FALSE EMAILS
Example: Slap the board
Example: Word Chain
a) weeks:/wi:ks/ CVCC
b) months:/mʌnθs/ CVCCC
c) twelfth: /twelfθ/CCVCCC
Note that all of these words are one syllable.
M O N T H S
M O N T H S
Example: How many months until…?