Saturday, March 19, 2016

Pronunciation Workouts for Improved Oral Production

To produce the sounds of a language, a person needs to activate muscular components relevant to the target language or dialect. Pronunciation workout exercises can enhance a speaker's delivery in ways analogous to people engaged in athletic and musical performance. What better way to present pronunciation workout exercises than by sight, sound, and kinesthesia via video? I've written about my pronunciation workouts and taught students and teachers these activities for many years. This image shows attendees at a mini-workshop at the Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT) Conference in 2014. 

To read my latest article Pronunciation Workout, click here.

To skip the article and go directly to videos, go to my Pronunciation Doctor's Youtube Channel, which contains hundreds of videos curated into playlists, one of which is called Pronunciation Workout Videos.

Chan, M. (2015). Pronunciationworkout (Teaching Tip). In J. Levis, R. Mohamed, M. Qian & Z. Zhou (Eds). Proceedings of the 6th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference (ISSN 2380-9566), Santa Barbara, CA (pp. 264-266). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.
Chan, M. (1994). Pronunciation Warm Up, in K. Bailey & L. Savage, (Eds.), New ways in teaching speaking, (pp. 202-204). Alexandria, VA: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL).

Chan, M. (1985). Video: Marsha Chan’s pronunciation workout for foreign language learners. APAAC Video Group: Sunnyvale, CA.

1 comment:

  1. Nice article! thanks for this material has been a great help, I recommend this app has really been a great tool for my learning and pronunciation