This course aims to explore the effective ways to teach English pronunciation to EFL learners. The first half of the semester will be used to intensively read the textbook and understand the basic terminology, concepts and theories used in the description of the sound system of English. In the second half of the semester, based on the comparison of the target language (English) and learners' native language, we will analyze the problems that learners face. All students are required to read the textbook critically, give oral presentation of the assigned section, and actively participate in discussion.
Attendance, reading assignments, oral presentation, and term paper.
Teaching American English Pronunciation. (1992. Peter Avery and Susan Ehrlich. Oxford University Press.)
Teaching Pronuniation: A Reference for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. (1996. M. Celce-Murcia, D. M. Brinton and J. M. Goodwin. Cambridge University Press.) Gimson's Pronunciation of English. 6th edition. (2001. Revised by Alan Cruttenden. Arnold.) Pronunciation. (1994. C. Dalton and B. Seidlhofer. Oxford University Press.) 『英語音声学』（1996.竹林滋．研究社）
Preliminary reading and active participation in class discussion.
From the textbook: ＜Part 1: The sound system of English＞ 1. Spelling and pronunciation 2. Individual sounds of English 3. English sounds in context 4. The shape of English words 5. Word stress and vowel reduction 6. Connected speech
＜Part 2: The identification and correction of specific pronunciation problems＞ 7. Common pronunciation problems 8. Problems of selected language groups
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