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How, when & why to use The Phonetic Chart

A program for English language teachers, for all accents, using the International Phonetic Chart.
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  • 37 mins on-demand video
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Description

This is a step-by-step guide to learning the phonetic chart. You will learn why, how and when, as an English language teacher, you should use phonetic symbols and how this will dramatically improve your teaching of pronunciation. This is a proven method which has been taught to many language teachers with great results.

First of all, you will learn the phonetic symbols from the International Phonetic Chart and the practise how to transcribe any accent of English - American, British, Australian, etc. you will then learn about different phonetic scripts, how to use the phonetic chart in the classroom, You will become much more effective in teaching pronunciation and help your students remember the pronunciation of new words.

You will appreciate this practical and informative video workshop and your students will appreciate your using the phonetic chart.

Some comments:

“You present very well on the video, Luke. It is academically sound.”

Mr Lance Ebert, Deputy Principal, Excelsior College, Sydney

“The video is thoroughly practical and useful, as I am used to from you.”

Ms Joss Brockie, Director of Studies and long term colleague, Gold Coast


Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for English language teachers (TESOL, ESL/EFL, ELT) who want to use the International phonetic chart to dramatically improve their teaching of pronunciation.
  • The use of phonetic symbols is not recommended with Arab students as they already struggle with spelling. However, an effective alternative to improve their pronunciation is given.
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What Will I Learn?
understand why you should use phonetic symbols with your students. There are a number of very good reasons.
learn when you should use phonetic symbols with your students and when not.
become confident in using phonetic symbols with your students in the classroom.
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  • A printer to print worksheets.
Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction to the Course
1 Lecture 02:18

This is a step-by-step guide to learning the phonetic chart. You will learn why, how and when, as an English language teacher, you should use phonetic symbols and how this will dramatically improve your teaching of pronunciation. This is a proven method which has been taught to many language teachers with great results.

First of all, you will learn the phonetic symbols from the International Phonetic Chart and the practise how to transcribe any accent of English - American, British, Australian, etc. you will then learn about different phonetic scripts, how to use the phonetic chart in the classroom, You will become much more effective in teaching pronunciation and help your students remember the pronunciation of new words.

You will appreciate this practical and informative video workshop and your students will appreciate your using the phonetic chart.

 CONTENTS

Introduction

1. Why Use Phonetic Symbols?

2. The International Phonetic Chart - All English Sounds

3. Practice Transcribing

4. Different Accents

5. Different Scripts

6. Use in the Classroom


Preview 02:18
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1. Why Use Phonetic Symbols?
1 Lecture 07:16

You will hear about the various reasons why the phonetic symbols are such an effective tool to use and why students should not be transcribing English words into their own language.

Make sure to print the worksheet in the resources section before viewing the lecture.


Preview 07:16
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2 The International Phonetic Chart - All English Sounds
1 Lecture 03:42

You will be taken through the phonetic chart which covers all English sounds. The chart has been re-organised to help you remember the symbols more easily. 

Make sure to print the phonetic chart in the resource section before viewing the lecture.

2 The International Phonetic Chart - All English Sounds
03:42
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3 Practice Transcribing
1 Lecture 01:35

You will learn how to transcribe words and short phrases and do some practice. 

Make sure to print the worksheet in the resource section before viewing the lecture.You can then check your answers with the answer sheet.

3 Practice Transcribing
01:35
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4 Different Accents
1 Lecture 02:03

You will learn how to transcribe words in different accents e.g. American or British English and do some practice.

Make sure to print the worksheet in the resource section before viewing the lecture.You can then check your answers with the answer sheet.

4 Different Accents
02:03
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5 Different Scripts
1 Lecture 04:21

You will learn how to deal with the various phonetic scripts available. You can print the lecture notes in the resource section.

5 Different Scripts
04:21
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6 Use in the Classroom
1 Lecture 03:22

You will receive some final practical advice on the use of phonetic symbols in the classroom. You can print the lecture notes in the resource section. There is also an answer sheet.

6 Use in the Classroom
03:22
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Add-on 1 The Alternative
2 Lectures 06:13

You will be given an alternative to the phonetic chart for certain students who would struggle learning the phonetic symbols. 

The Alternative 1
02:23

You will see a number of examples of spelling patterns to use in your class. You will also learn the one phonetic symbol every student should learn.

The Alternative 2
03:50
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Add-on 2 Correction Techniques
1 Lecture 06:00

A number of additional correction techniques to improve pronunciation will be discussed.

Preview 06:00
About the Instructor
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English language teacher and teacher trainer

Luke Zimmermann is a linguist and has been involved in TESOL since 1985 as a teacher and teacher trainer. He has worked in Japan, Australia and in the United Arab Emirates. He presents in a style that is down-to-earth, practical and humorous.

Some comments:

“The teachers viewed the video and the verdict was that it was excellent”

                                                University of Southern Queensland

“I have used Luke’s way of teaching pronunciation for many years and have found it very effective – especially the use of hands to explain sounds.”     

Hanne Sharpe. ESL teacher Denmark and Australia

“I am 64 and now learning English.  The video explains the difficult sounds like ‘th’, so I can understand.  And I can study by myself.”

                   Sjors Penning, New immigrant from the Netherlands

“Now I can say ‘lice’ and ‘rice’, ‘past’ and ‘fast’ and ‘think’ clearly.  People understand me much better.”                     James Chan, Korea

“Luke’s video will help you in learning English, and they are not boring, not at all; it’s full of stories, advice and easy English that everyone can understand.”                               Fatima Ahmed, United Arab Emirates

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