How do you teach pronunciation in your language classroom?
At a TED event a couple of years ago I caught myself turning-off whenever one of the presenters had a strong accent. This experience kicked me into gear to start looking for ways I could more effectively teach pronunciation in my language classroom.
This post shares an approach to teaching minimal pairs (MP) which incorporates student’s smartphones. You can find a more detailed description of my work on this component here.
Before you get started, students will have to download the free apps, Pronunciation Power (ProPower) and Dragon Dictation.
Step 1: Share a list of about 10 minimal pairs. (e.g., rot & lot)
Minimal Pairs demo
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