How to Teach Word Stress in the ESL Classroom 101
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How to Teach Word Stress in the ESL Classroom 101

A 16-Rule guide to making pronunciation more approachable and teachable in the ESL classroom
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Created by BA Sara Dasko
Last updated 7/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 35 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Confidently teach 16 basic rules of pronunciation as it relates to Word Stress
  • Understand the impact that word endings have on Word Stress
  • Identify patterns for parts of speech and how it affects Word Stress
  • Understand some common problems of Word Stress pronunciation for Spanish and Chinese speakers
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Requirements
  • Students should have some degree of familiarity with the ESL classroom
Description

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. 

Advocates:

"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

Who is the target audience?
  • ESL teachers who care about professional development should take this course
  • ESL teachers who care about teaching natural pronunciation should take this course
  • People who are NOT ESL teachers should not take this course
  • ESL Students should not take this course (we have other courses for ESL students)
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Curriculum For This Course
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Word Stress Rules
10 Lectures 31:33

In this course you'll learn:

  • What Word Stress is and why it's important
  • Patterns of Word Stress for different parts of speech
  • How word endings affect Word Stress
  • Some common problems for Spanish speakers and Chinese speakers
Preview 01:17

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.

Word Stress Rule 1 & 2
02:35

Find out how well you understand Rule 1 & 2.

Rule 1 & 2 Quiz
7 questions

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. 

Word Stress Rule 3, 4, 5, & 6
03:26

Find out how well you understand Rule 3, 4, 5, & 6.

Rule 3, 4, 5, & 6 Quiz
12 questions

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.

Preview 04:01

Find out if you understand Rule 7 well.

Rule 7 Quiz
10 questions

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.

Preview 04:16

Find out if you picked up what you need to know for Rule 8.

Rule 8 Quiz
10 questions

In this lecture, you'll learn about Rule 9, 10, & 11 and again how parts of speech affect Word Stress.

Word Stress Rule 9, 10, 11
03:42

Find out what you learned about Rule 9, 10, & 11.

Rule 9, 10, 11 Quiz
10 questions

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.

Word Stress Rule 12 & 13
03:21

Find out what knowledge you acquired about Rule 12 & 13. 

Rule 12 & 13 Quiz
10 questions

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.

Preview 03:38

Find out what you got from Rule 14.

Rule 14 Quiz
7 questions

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.

Word Stress Rule 15 & 16
02:58

Find out how much you retained from learning Rule 15 & 16.

Rule 15 & 16 Quiz
10 questions

Word Stress Rules Overview
02:19
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Common Problems
1 Lecture 03:31

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. 

Common Problems in Word Stress
03:31

Find out what you now know about Common Problems. 

Common Problems Quiz
5 questions
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Final Quick Tips
1 Lecture 00:26

Here's a short document on some fun and simple techniques for how to practice Word Stress in the classroom. 

Quick Tips on How to Practice Emphasizing Stress
00:26
About the Instructor
BA Sara Dasko
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Sara Dasko is a remarkable woman with a wide range of experience and talent that has culminated into being a loud proponent for education and freedom. Dasko has been amalgamating her extravagant expressiveness and creativity into the ESL field since 2004. Not only is she an authority on ESL, but she has affiliated her passion for education with an advocacy for freedom. Dasko's vision is for freedom to reach students struggling in school, people hurdling language barriers, as well as victims of sex-trafficking. Using her love for writing, she was the founder and editor of two newspapers: CCHS and Ambrose University. She has written many e-books, and is most well-known for her textbook: "ESL for Massage Therapy." Dasko has spoken at various workshops and conferences, most notably UNBOUND and the HOPE conference. In her free time she puts her vision into practice by working on other creative projects. Much of her spare time involves doing art and making music to share the message that education = freedom.