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Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation

Fall 2004

Class activities.
Class activities. (Images courtesy of OCW.)

Course Highlights

This course features extensive study materials and video lectures.

Course Description

This course is designed for high-intermediate ESL students who need to develop better listening comprehension and oral skills, which will primarily be achieved by detailed instructions on pronunciation. Our focus will be on (1) producing accurate and intelligible English, (2) becoming more comfortable listening to rapidly spoken English, and (3) learning common expressions, gambits, and idioms used in both formal and informal contexts.

Special Features

  • Sample video lectures

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .rm.

Syllabus

Course Description

This course is designed for high-intermediate ESL students who need to develop better listening comprehension and oral skills, which will primarily be achieved by detailed instructions on pronunciation. Our focus will be on (1) producing accurate and intelligible English, (2) becoming more comfortable listening to rapidly spoken English, and (3) learning common expressions, gambits, and idioms used in both formal and informal contexts.

Required Materials

Dauer, Rebecca. Accurate English. New Jersey: Longman Publishing Group, 1993. ISBN: 0130072613.

Numrich, Carol. Consider the Issues. 3rd ed. New Jersey: Pearson ESL, 2003. ISBN: 0131115936.

King, Kevin. The Big Picture: Idioms as Metaphors. Boston: Houghton Mifflin College Division, 1999. ISBN: 0395917123.

A blank audiotape (30 min. length is fine.)

Course handouts (distributed in class)

Recommended Dictionary

Houghton Mifflin Company Staff. The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms for Students of English. Boston: Houghton Mifflin College Division, 2000. ISBN: 0395976200.

Grades

Your course grade will be based on the following:
Table of Grading System

ACTIVITIES PERCENTAGES
Attendance and Participation 20%
3 Pronunciation Quizzes (8/12/15) 35%
2 Idiom Quizzes 10%
3 Progress Report Memos 15%
Audiotape Assignment 10%
Final Project 10%

Calendar

AE = Accurate English; CI = Consider the Issues; BP = The Big Picture; HO = Handout

LEC # TOPICS KEY DATES HOMEWORK
1 Introduction to the Course, Materials, and Homework

Overview of the NAE Sound System
Registration Day AE 1: Read pp. 1-5, Do pp. 6-7

AE 2: Read pp. 12-16, Do pp. 17-19 (D, E, H, I)
2 Phonetic Alphabet

AE 3 - Vowel Overview
  CI 5: What's Happening to Home?
3 AE 4 - Vowels in Detail

CI 5: What's Happening to Home? ( /I/ and /i/ )
  BP 3: Knowledge is light, territory, a path.
4 AE 4 - Vowels in Detail (cont.)

AE 4.5 - Same Spelling, Different Pronunciation.
As Long as you Love Me
  CI 11: What Constitutes a Family?
5 AE 5.2 - Dialogues for Vowels

CI 10: What Constitutes a Family? (Suffix Pronunciation in Different Word Forms)
   
6 Colloquial Challenges Quiz I: Phonetic Alphabet and Vowels (Tape due) CI 12: Green Consumerism
7 AE 12 - Consonant Overview

CI 12: Green Consumerism (Words with Silent Consonants)
  BP 4: An argument is a vehicle, a construction, battle.
8 AE13 - Difference Between Voiced and Voiceless Consonants (Positional Variation) Progress Report Memo #1 due in class BP 5: Emotion
9 NAE Flap/Glottal Stop

Lubricant Expressions/Maintaining Conversation Skills
  BP 6 and 7: Money is blood, food, dirty. Bottom is source.
10 AE 14 - <ed> and <s> Endings

Consonant Clusters
  BP 9: People are food, animals.
11 AE15 - Consonants in Detail   BP 10: Beginning of the journey
12 AE 15-Consonants in Detail (cont.)

Strip Story
  BP 11: Middle of the journey
13 Adjustments in Connected Speech
Prints vs. Prince
Idiom Quiz I  
14 Expressing Opinions

Interactive Listening/Speaking Skills
Quiz II: Vowels and Consonants (Tape due) CI 11: Business across Borders
15 AE 6 - Stress

CI 11: Business across Borders (Stress Changes in Words with Suffixes)
  BP 12: More about journeys 
16 AE 7 - Stress (Advanced) Progress Report Memo #2 due CI 8: Medicine by the Minute
17 Chapter 10 - Stress in Compound Nouns

CI 8: Medicine by the Minute (Noun Compounds)
  CI 3: Kids and the Media

BP 13: Cards
18 AE 8 - Rhythm

CI 3: Kids and the Media (Reductions of Have)
  BP 14: Baseball

CI 6: Create Controversy to Generate Publicity
19 AE 8 - Rhythm (cont.)

CI 6: Create Controversy to Generate Publicity (Thought Groups)
  CI 7: A Contribution to Make the World a Better Place
20 AE 9 - Rhythm (Advanced)
 
CI 7: A Contribution to Make the World a Better Place (Prominence)
  BP 15: Sports

Debate Gambits
21 Debate: Protest a low Grade or keep Quiet? Idiom Quiz II AE 11: Do pp. 117-118;

Start preparing for Idiom presentation

CI 4: Is it a Sculpture, or is it Food?
22 AE16 - Intonation (and pp. 117-118)

CI 4: Is it a Sculpture, or is it Food? (Listing Intonation)
   
23 AE 16 - Intonation (cont.) Quiz III: Vowels, Consonants, and Supra-segmentals (Tape due) Debate Gambits (HO)
24 Course Wrap-up Idiom presentation

Progress Report Memo #3 due
 



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