Beyond Repeat After Me
Beyond Repeat After Me

Beyond Repeat After Me

A Guide to Teaching English Language Pronunciation

FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY

194 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Paperback, ePub

Paperback, $47.95 (US $47.95) (CA $64.95)

Publication Date: September 2016

ISBN 9781942799467

Price: $47.95
 
 

Overview

This engaging text clearly presents essential concepts that teachers need to guide their students toward clearly intelligible pronunciation and more effective communication skills. Based on a sound theoretical background, the book presents practical, imaginative ways to teach and practice pronunciation that go beyond a simple "Repeat after me." Recognizing that there is no one-size-fits-all answer for pronunciation teaching, this book offers insights for adapting teaching techniques to a range of students and teaching situations: children or adults, beginners or advanced students, and learners worldwide, whether in English-speaking countries or areas where students seldom hear English outside of class.

Author Biography

Marla Tritch Yoshida, M.A. in Linguistics, is a TEFL instructor and academic coordinator at the University of California, Irvine International Programs. She has taught English as a second language for 28 plus years in the U.S. and Japan and has done teacher training in the US, Japan, and Korea. She has taught the Teaching Pronunciation Skills class in UCI’s International Programs TEFL certificate program for more than a decade, in addition to similar classes for groups of teachers from Japan, Korea, Brazil, and Chile, and has given many presentations on teaching pronunciation at state and national conferences. She is especially interested in the use of visual and kinesthetic aids in teaching pronunciation.