• A Guide for Pronunciation Fellows in the International Teaching Assistant Program

    Author(s):
    SLS Working Papers (view group) , Steven Gagnon, Dmitrii Pastushenkov
    Date:
    2021
    Group(s):
    SLS Working Papers
    Subject(s):
    Second language acquisition, Applied linguistics, Teaching
    Item Type:
    Online publication
    Tag(s):
    english as a second language, pronunciation
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/q5zn-wp29
    Abstract:
    In this paper, we would like to talk about our experiences working with students from the International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Program at Michigan State University over the course of 2019-2020. The main goal of this paper is to both share our experiences and also offer advice and resources for future ITA tutors. This paper is divided into two main sections: segmentals (vowels and consonants) and suprasegmentals (word stress, intonation, etc.). Dmitrii focused on segmentals and Steven focused on suprasegmentals, though there was some overlap based on student needs. We discuss helpful resources for ITA fellows and some of the difficulties that our students had with different pronunciation features in English. Each section has suggestions about lesson planning and examples of activities from our tutoring sessions. Some of the issues that we discuss in this paper include light L/dark L, R, the minimal pair /æ/ and /e/, and different intonation patterns. The paper concludes with the list of resources for ITA students and fellows.
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