Pronunciation and Phonology in the EFL Classroom - Phonemes

 

In this video we'll be looking at the international phonemic alphabet and how it's used in the classroom. There are other phonemic alphabets but this is the most popular and the system, which is most widely used. You may have seen some of these symbols before as any good dictionary will supplement standard English spellings with the phonemic spellings to aid in pronunciation practice. Here we have a situation where we have what are called phonemes and each phoneme represents a sound within the English language. How is this helpful? Well, what it does is help students understand how to say words rather than simply relying on the often archaic English spellings. To illustrate this point let's for a moment put ourselves in the shoes of our students when trying to understand how to say the following words.


Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

This unit returns to the subject of English grammar and takes a close look at the different forms of conditional sentences and how to teach them effectively in the classroom. The unit also covers the differences between direct and reported speech. I think this unit is quite useful.This unit was really helpful. I had to self study these for a while before I fully understood it. This was really really helpful. Especially studying at the Library. That really helped me pass this Unit. I just love kids and a career to deal with them. Makes my life so much better.Materials provide in this unit is completely new for me, and I had to take a time to learned it. So I understand why I have to go slow to teach it to my future student. Conditionals was easy and clearly explain in this unit but reported speech is subtle but diagram help me so much.


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