On Sunday I had an informal chat with a colleague about new ways to teach pronunciation as I am bored of the same ways I teach it and get students to practice it.
Here are a few ways he told me he uses this in his classes:
- TPR – Get students into groups of 3 and have them show you the stress in a word by sitting up and standing. In other words the students are the syllables of a word, the teacher says a word and the student who represents the stressed syllable stays standing while others sit down. If the word only has 2 syllables one of the students has to run out of the group.
- Balls – Similar to the activity mentioned before but instead of standing up and sitting down it could be giving students 2 tennis balls and a football.
- Cuisinaire Rods – Have students represent the sound but with different sized cuisinaire rods.
I will be trying some of these this week.
If you have any more ideas or links to find more don’t hesitate to share them in the comments section below.