This is a short course about the basics for teaching Word Stress to your ESL students. The intention of this course is to add to your lifelong learning goals, professional development, and teaching repertoire. This is not a long-winded course, it's quite succinct and compact.
All ESL teachers can use this course to have many lessons in their arsenal specifically geared toward improving their students' pronunciation of the English language.
You will need an active mind and a way to take notes.
This course is structured with videos that teach the rules of Word Stress, followed by quizzes to test yourself on what you've learned.
This course is an excellent opportunity for professional development and learn some repeatable patterns that you can pass along to your students.
"Wonderful job with the ESL Teaching Skills for Pronunciation. Very relevant for ESL teachers. This is a must take course for me." Rebecca
"I believe this is a great tool to help ESL teachers :) Thanks for sharing." Adrian
"I think many teachers could benefit from the video lessons since some of them have problems with stress and thus proper pronunciation. Undoubtedly, after watching the videos and applying the rules, they'll sound more like native speakers and they'll have greater awareness as to how to teach pronunciation. Well done
In this course you'll learn:
In this lecture you'll learn the first two rules of Word Stress, how many stresses are in each word, and general rules for where Word Stress is applied.
Find out how well you understand Rule 1 & 2.
In this lecture, you'll learn about Rule 3, 4, 5, and 6. These rules describe how parts of speech have certain patterns for applying Word Stress.
Find out how well you understand Rule 3, 4, 5, & 6.
In this lecture you'll learn about Rule 7 and how certain word endings affect Word Stress. This rule is good for intermediate and advanced speakers as it can be applied to longer words.
Find out if you understand Rule 7 well.
In this lecture you'll learn about Rule 8 and how other word endings affect Word Stress. This rule is also good for intermediate and advanced speakers as it can be applied to longer words.
Find out if you picked up what you need to know for Rule 8.
In this lecture, you'll learn about Rule 9, 10, & 11 and again how parts of speech affect Word Stress.
Find out what you learned about Rule 9, 10, & 11.
In this lecture, you'll learn about Rule 12 & 13 and how different word endings affect Word Stress. This is great for beginner and intermediate learners as these word endings can be applied to smaller and simpler words.
Find out what knowledge you acquired about Rule 12 & 13.
In this lecture, you'll learn about Rule 14 and how different word endings affect Word Stress. This is great for intermediate and advanced learners as these word endings can be applied to both medium and large-sized words.
Find out what you got from Rule 14.
In this lecture, you'll learn again about how parts of speech affect Word Stress. This is great for beginners as it addresses very simple words.
Find out how much you retained from learning Rule 15 & 16.
In this lecture, you'll learn some general principles regarding the Common Problems Spanish and Chinese speakers face when it comes to proper Word Stress pronunciation.
Find out what you now know about Common Problems.
Here's a short document on some fun and simple techniques for how to practice Word Stress in the classroom.
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