Presentation Title

Teaching Speech Sounds Unfamiliar to ESL Students

Presenter Information

Ellie ButikoferFollow

Location

Bell Hall 015

Start Date

26-3-2020 12:55 PM

Type of Presentation

25 minute Scholarly Work Presentation

Proposal for Presentation

In my experiences, both teaching and studying the English language I recognize that there are often speech sounds in English that are absent from the speaker’s native tongue. In this presentation, I will examine the relationship of speech accuracy to fluency and methods of teaching unfamiliar speech sounds to ESL students. I will also assess what causes some sounds to be more difficult than others to master and the importance of understanding how they are produced when coaching students in their pronunciation. As a student speech-language pathology I am familiar with the difficulty of learning/teaching a speech sounds previously unarticulated by a student. I wish to integrate practical knowledge from my speech classes to improve my skills in working with ESL students. I will review several of the sounds most unique to the English language including /r/ and /I/ and digraphs and diphthongs (letter combinations that create a new sound) like Th- and Sh-. Second, I will explain what makes some sounds to be more difficult than others for students to master. Lastly, I will present practical ways of teaching how to articulate and integrate these speech sounds into fluid speech.

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Mar 26th, 12:55 PM

Teaching Speech Sounds Unfamiliar to ESL Students

Bell Hall 015

In my experiences, both teaching and studying the English language I recognize that there are often speech sounds in English that are absent from the speaker’s native tongue. In this presentation, I will examine the relationship of speech accuracy to fluency and methods of teaching unfamiliar speech sounds to ESL students. I will also assess what causes some sounds to be more difficult than others to master and the importance of understanding how they are produced when coaching students in their pronunciation. As a student speech-language pathology I am familiar with the difficulty of learning/teaching a speech sounds previously unarticulated by a student. I wish to integrate practical knowledge from my speech classes to improve my skills in working with ESL students. I will review several of the sounds most unique to the English language including /r/ and /I/ and digraphs and diphthongs (letter combinations that create a new sound) like Th- and Sh-. Second, I will explain what makes some sounds to be more difficult than others for students to master. Lastly, I will present practical ways of teaching how to articulate and integrate these speech sounds into fluid speech.