Friday, April 1, 2011

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Pronunciation Mirroring -

A great online resource is EnglishCentral. I like to take this step-by-step.
  1. Choose an applicable video from EnglishCentral's massive database.
  2. If doing it together as a class, I print out the transcript with missing words and we do it as a listening cloze passage.
  3. We listen line-by-line and mark stressed words and draw intonation arrows.
  4. They practice with the video, and then alone.
  5. For assessment, I have them record it and grade them.

Sample pronunciation mirroring from EnglishCentral: