Publication Date

2010

First Advisor

Elizabeth Tannenbaum

Abstract

These materials were developed as part of an exploration of how to interweave the study of pronunciation together with the study of the meaning and structure of the language in a way that makes pronunciation practice a central, present, and prominent part of every lesson. Within the framework of teaching pronunciation with the materials, techniques, and principles of the Silent Way Approach, the focus was placed on creating activities that would (1) help students to notice and practice the essential pronunciation elements of the language, known in the Silent Way as the ‘melody’ (i.e., intonation, stress, phrasing, rhythm, etc.), (2) to accurately produce individual sounds on a word level, and (3) to develop an inner criteria for what is intelligible.

Disciplines

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | First and Second Language Acquisition | Other Teacher Education and Professional Development