I sometimes hear from DipTESOL trainees who are finding it hard to get to grips with phonology. Common problems include:
There are plenty of posts online explaining typical pronunciation errors from Thai speakers of English. Most seem accurate, and are a good starting point if you don’t have a copy of Swan’s Learner English to hand.
This is a post aimed at candidates about to take a diploma course, but is still relevant to all. It also loosely connects to Sandy’s recent post about mistakes you’ve made in class (click here).
This is an introductory session on the phonemic chart for trainees taking the DipTESOL. I’ve designed this to supplement input given via distance learning courses, to be run in-house. It’s meant to help trainees give a basic explanation of the… Read More ›
I’ve written quite a few pronunciation activities this year for a regional product (Asia). Here are a few random thoughts on the process… Pronunciation for… what? As Laura Patsko mentions in this interesting Pedagogy Pop-up, pronunciation is important for all… Read More ›
Someone contacted me on this blog asking a question about the DipTESOL. Q: Where/how did you find good listening and reading materials for the teaching practice? My answer: a) I recorded my own b) I sourced authentic materials on the… Read More ›