Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers

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Teaching the Pronunciation of English as a Lingua Franca A user-friendly handbook which explores the benefits of an English as a Lingua Franca approach to pronunciation

Robin Walker

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Paperback

Understand what English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) is, explore the benefits of an ELF approach, and learn how to plan, teach, and assess it.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-442200-0
  • Binding: Paperback

English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) is one manifestation of the changing role of English in the world today. This book and audio CD explore how ELF may be relevant to teaching your students pronunciation. It draws on the Lingua Franca core, a set of pronunciation features that research has found to be essential to intelligibility in ELF communications, and explores how adopting an ELF approach can benefit students.

It covers techniques and materials for teaching ELF pronunciation, including planning and assessment and the influence of learners' first language pronunciation. The accompanying audio CD features dialogues between ELF speakers from fifteen different first language backgrounds.

    • Book with Audio CD
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Tab 1

  • Explores the benefits of an ELF approach to pronunciation
  • Explains how to adopt, plan and assess an ELF approach to pronunciation
  • Describes the materials and techniques for teaching ELF pronunciation
  • Shows how to make use of the learner's first-language pronunciation
  • Accompanying audio CD features samples of speech from 15 different ELF speakers which you can use for the analysis of variation in different aspects of ELT pronunciation, for listening practice in accent variation, or to stimulate debate on the issues behind an ELF approach to pronunciation.

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Teaching English as a Lingua Franca content outline:

Introduction
Chapter 1 English: changing roles, changing goals
Chapter 2 The Lingua Franca Core
Chapter 3 Adopting an ELF approach
Chapter 4 Techniques and materials for teaching ELF pronunciation
Chapter 5 ELF and the learner's first-language pronunciation Chapter 6 ELF pronunciation: planning and assessment
Transcripts
Appendices
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
Audio CD track list

Tab 3


The audio CD (only available with the book) features ELF speakers from fifteen different first language backgrounds talking about their work, studies, and cultures, as well as their attitudes to ELF.

You can use the recordings to analyze variation in different aspects of ELF pronunciation, to stimulate debate on the issues behind an ELF approach to pronunciation, or for listening practice in accent variation.

The first twenty tracks are examples of people communicating with each other. The last ten recordings are speakers 'reading' a set text.

The purpose of these tracks is to allow you to compare the way that speakers from different L1s demonstrate different aspects of ELF pronunciation.

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