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August 23, 2008

Recommended resources - Phonetics builder

Hello readers,

If you've ever tried to add phonetic symbols to your worksheets, you may know how difficult that can be. Instead of writing them in by hand or cutting and pasted each as separate images, there is a simple solution...

... and that is the Phonetics builder software application, which can be downloaded for free at www.language-power.cn/download/Phonetics.zip.

Feel free to try it out and comment on the tool here.

Until next time...

Carol Rueckert
Writer, ESL Lesson Plan
E-mail: crueckert@eslemployment.com
Blog: www.esl-lesson-plan.com

"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." - Chinese Proverb

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About the author of this entry:
Carol, a native English-speaker hailing from the small town of St. Joseph in Minnesota, USA, worked in China for more than 7 years. During that time, she worked at universities, private language schools, grade schools, international schools, and did private tutoring as well. Besides teaching, she also worked as a Head teacher, an Education Manager, and a Material Development Manager. In addition to working on this newsletter, she also writes a monthly column for Time Out Beijing, authors ESL textbooks for publishing houses in China, and is an Editor for Garnet Publishing in Reading, England. Carol holds a BA in Communications from the College of St. Benedict/ St. John's University, and a CELTA, and has just finished her MA TESOL course at Oxford Brookes University. Look for her posts on the ESL-Jobs-Forum discussion boards!

Posted by crueckert at August 23, 2008 09:45 PM

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Hi Carol,
Thanks for the Blogg about Phonetics Builder.
I hope teachers will find it useful. I certainly have found that including the phonetics in student handouts has been well accepted. I fact they now ask for this.
There is a problem downloading it from your link on the page, I don't know why. I tried it to make sure it worked and the page timed out.
Maybe just point them to the download page instead. It is the only thing on the page.

All the best.
Wayne Kirk

Posted by: Language Power at August 25, 2008 04:55 AM

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