PRESENTER: Jason R. Levine
PRE-CLASS TASK INCLUDED BELOW the class description.
Please respond in a comment on this page and comment on your colleagues' responses.
When awareness of the rhythm of English is followed by engaging practice with word and sentence stress patterns, English language learners see significant improvement in the accuracy and fluency of their pronunciation. Such practice also builds listening skills and promotes vocabulary acquisition. In this session, I will introduce materials and activities on this topic-with a special emphasis on songs and chants-that ELTs can easily incorporate into their lessons.
PRE-CLASS TASK: Please post your answers HERE on this class page in the comments section below.
(1) How would you describe or explain the rhythm of English?
(2) If English is not your native language, is the rhythm of your native language similar or different from the rhythm of English?
(3) Have you ever used any techniques or done any activities to practice stressed and reduced speech with your students? If so, please share them with us.