30 Nov 2016

About this blog

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This blog was launched first in 2010 to help my students find online pronunciation resources to produce the English speech sounds better and to be able to spot the differences between the Polish and the English sounds. As you can see, it is all about learning PRONUNCIATION with the help of LINKS and that is why the blog is called Links for Students.

The blog navigation is simple - choose your interest area and click on the appropriate section on the right-hand side. The links will guide you further. I do my best to keep the links up-to-date, but if you spot any errors, do let me know.

ATB,
Beata

17 Mar 2016

Pronunciation - intonation notes

Pitch
Pitch - a web tutorial by Mark Huckvale (UCL)
http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wtutor?tutorial=pitch
Jane Setter demonstrating pitch levels
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCWa8xEZ52g


Intonation
RTPitch - new experimental browser to trace your intonation
https://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/resource/sfs/rtpitch/
AmPitch by Mark Huckvale (UCL)

How English learners can improve intonation
http://www.britishcouncil.org/blog/how-english-learners-can-improve-intonation?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=+bc-teachingenglish
Intonation patterns in Standard British English
https://notendur.hi.is/peturk/KENNSLA/25/IPBE/StartHere.html

Jane Setter's lectures on intonation
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIAmqXF6bBE

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLN7QGIuH7g

Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTE-34Y65mw

Online Intonation - 6 different intonational versions of the same sentence + a follow-up test
http://blogjam.name/oi/
Intonation
http://www.thormay.net/lxesl/tesol/intonation/intonation1.htm
Question Tag Intonation
http://thesoundofenglish.org/question-tag-intonation/
What is prosody (suprasegmentals)?
http://www.phon.ox.ac.uk/jcoleman/PROSODY.htm
Das Lesen von Sonagrammen (in German)
https://www.phonetik.uni-muenchen.de/studium/skripten/SGL/SGLHome.html

Exercises:
Intonation: Polite vs. rude pronunciation
http://www.spokenskills.com/student-activities.cfm?section=studentpractice&practicepageID=1501
Different brands of UPTALK (high rising terminal pattern)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_rising_terminal
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28708526
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2538554/Want-promotion-Dont-speak-like-AUSSIE-Rising-pitch-end-sentences-make-sound-insecure.html
http://www.lamag.com/the80s/invasion-of-the-valley-girl/#
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z756L_CkakU


And a little bit about VOCAL FRY:
http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20150302-when-your-voice-is-a-turnoff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6r7LhcHHAc



more links to appear soon

11 Feb 2016

Pronunciation - teacher training

Teaching pronunciation, you may refer to a variety of materials available online. I'm posting a few suggestions below:

ELT Event Calendar (workshops & conferences for teachers - also online)
http://fourc.ca/calendar/

Courses & workshops for teachers
Judy Gilbert webinar: Teaching Pronunciation - Simplicity is the key (19.03.2016)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByWO7lhgh8LcVUtjVkFVV3hKZ3c/view
2-week Teacher Training Programme in Cambridge with Adrian Underhill - Pronunciation and Storytelling: from Phonemes to Fluency (start: 3.07.2016)
https://adrianpronchart.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/teacher-training-programme-pronunciation-and-storytelling-from-phonemes-to-fluency/
UCL Summer Course in English Phonetics
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/pals/study/cpd/cpd-courses/scep
https://www.facebook.com/UCLSCEP/
The power of accents in twenty-first century Britain - seminar
http://englishagenda.britishcouncil.org/seminars/power-accents-twenty-first-century-britain?utm_source=facebook-teachingenglish&utm_medium=wallpost&utm_campaign=bc-teachingenglish-facebook
Teaching tips for pronunciation by Tim Bowen
http://www.macmillanenglish.com/event/teaching-tips-for-pronunciation-webinar-tim-bowen/
TWT Webinars by English Online: Tools and websites for teaching pronunciation
http://myenglishonline.wiziq.com/online-class/2926148-tools-and-websites-for-teaching-pronunciation
Oxford TEFL - Teaching Pronunciation
http://www.oxfordtefl.com/oxford-tefl-courses/teacher-development/teaching-pronunciation/
Professional Practices for English Language Teaching
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/english-language-teaching

Blogs and posts on teaching pronunciation
Teaching Pronunciation Skills
http://teachingpronunciation.weebly.com/
Introducing the pronunciation chart at beginner level
http://adrianpronchart.wordpress.com/2014/03/09/introducing-the-pronunciation-chart-at-beginner-level/
P is for Pronunciation by Scott Thornbury
http://scottthornbury.wordpress.com/2010/08/01/p-is-for-pronunciation/
Teaching pronunciation exercises
http://www.developingteachers.com/phonology/sound_activities1.htm
(***) Lesson plans and activities for teaching phonics
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/lesson-plans-and-activities-teaching-phonics
ELT Blog Carnival - Pronunciation
http://eslcarissa.blogspot.com/2013/09/elt-blog-carnival-pronunciation.html
Teach pronunciation by Pronunciation Studio
http://pronunciationlondon.co.uk/eu/teach-pronunciation/
Scholastic Online Workshop
http://teacher.scholastic.com/professional/profdev/summerbookclubs/prek1/index.htm
The Compton PESL Accent Modification Method - a commercial American workshop with a very useful online assessment tool
http://800-language.com/
Learning with laughter
http://www.theguardian.com/education/2007/dec/05/tefl2
Twitter is, as always, very helpful #Pronunciation
https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Pronunciation&src=hash

IATEFL PronSIG & British Council seminars - to watch
Proprioception in learning new sounds, words & connected speech by Adrian Underhill
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNXRwJl-yIw


What to teach before you teach sounds by Piers Messum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b97pzeD5Tw


The Silent Way approach to teaching pronunciation by Roslyn Young
https://youtu.be/I6ZvxDerlDA?list=PLWPq8bgezt22lx3Nvqfsb3TNYX9dQh39Y

Doing things with sounds by Mark Hancock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5cash6HGyQ


Dealing with accents with David and Ben Crystal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7bwq157Ndo


Pronunciation teaching by British Council
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG6k-CNSglE

Other publications on teaching pronunciation
Pronunciation in EFL Instruction
https://books.google.de/books?id=pktHBQAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=de&source=gbs_ge_summary_r#v=onepage&q&f=false
Reasons for teaching pronunciation - by Adrian Tennant
http://www.onestopenglish.com/skills/pronunciation/pronunciation-matters/pronunciation-matters-sound-reasons-for-teaching-pronunciation/155507.article
TESOL Quarterly articles on pronunciation
http://203.72.145.166/tesol/tqd_2008/VOL_39_3.pdf
Google Books: 500 tips for TESOL - pp. 28-30
http://bit.ly/1w5F1dO
A list of books about teaching pronunciation
http://teachingpronunciation.pbworks.com/w/page/27193878/A%20list%20of%20books%20about%20teaching%20pronunciation
Hodder Plus - Understanding Phonetics (l: Linguistics, p: Hodder)