7 years ago
#1
My question is simply - how do you teach English intonation in your classes?

Thanks for any answers! :)
7 years ago
#2
Good Question! Did you mean American or British? By intonation you mean accent? I encourage my students to sing along with pop songs (when alone) to print out the lyrics and even learn them- also to watch American movies and TV shows with subtitles and to repeat what the actors are saying. If you watch shows on a computer- you can stop and start the show while you repeat the dialog. In addition you can print out the English subtitles for a show and read them aloud in class. (Some movie and TV scripts are available on line.) And I make them repeat a mispronounced word as many times as it takes until they get it right. After that- they rarely make the same mistake again.
7 years ago
#3
reply to ksfredriksen's post #1
Hello ,
Here is a link I use very often :

http://www.michellehenry.fr/pronounce.htm#inton
from Michelle Henry's site
Maybe this could be helpful ? I agree with Kifissia ; I use songs & chants, movies ( or movie extracts..) a lot.
With younger kids, I try to find "games", eg : have them "mime" the sound of a word ( stress ).
Example : iTAlian : 3 kids ( = 3 syllables ) Kid 1 sitting / kid 2 standing / kid 3 sitting.....I call it musical chairs ;-)))
7 years ago
#4
reply to liette's post #3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d0NWzkp990

PS : present for Kifissia ;-)))
7 years ago
#5
Thank you for your answers! Many good advice here, and the idea with TV-scripts is something I already use and can recommend to other teachers...and the students think it's funny...at least if it's a show they really enjoy :)

I was thinking about British English and to also teach the students the correct way emphasis. By that I mean the way we stress different words in a sentence to alter the meaning of the sentence.

7 years ago
#6
3 months ago
#7

American films and TV indicates with subtitles and to repeat what the actors are saying. If you watch suggests on a computer- you can give up and begin the exhibit whilst you repeat the dialog. In addition you can print out the English subtitles for a exhibit and examine them aloud in class https://www.businessinsider.com/walking-dead-chandler-rigg-father-says-son-fired-2017-12. (Some film and TV scripts are accessible on line.) And I make them repeat a mispronounced phrase as many instances as it takes till they get it right.



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