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November 02, 2008

Recommended resources - pronunciation video

Hello readers,

Teaching ESL and pronunciation go hand in hand, so undoubtedly, you've had your fill of frustrating 'listen and repeat' moments in the classroom. Teaching pron doesn't always have to be frustrating...

... unfortunately, it often is - for you, for your student(s) or both.

So what can you do to make it less stressful? Inject a bit of humor in your lessons. Check out this video below for some inspiration.

Do you think you could use this video in your classroom? I dare you!! Share your comments on how you would do that below.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

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

*For more ESL-related Recommended Resources featured on ESL-Lesson-Plan, please click HERE!

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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 November 2, 2008 01:31 AM

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Carol,

LOL...this is funny. Look at the original Pink Panther films too...the room/riim, dog/doog, etc. dialogue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXn2QVipK2o

SNL (Saturday Night Live) also has a skit with a couple named Nuni and Nooni (seemingly identical pronunciation to the listener's ear) but, apparently not to the two characters--they also have trouble pronouncing common anglophonic names like Bill or John, for example.

Good stuff!

Lee

Posted by: Lee Hobbs at November 11, 2008 06:17 PM

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