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problems in Japan: what works for you?

 
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mrandmrsjohnqsmith



Joined: 23 Feb 2005
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Location: Japan

PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:29 pm    Post subject: problems in Japan: what works for you? Reply with quote

Looking for as many opinions as possible on this, as well as any literature, studies, or other references. I'm trying to find out what solutions are out there, and how useful they've been.

What do you do when faced with students who have trouble producing the following sounds:

th as in the and writhe

th as in three and with θ

v as in van and love

f as in phone and cough

y as in year j

w as in week

s, sh, and z, as in "she sells seashells"

What has worked for you? what has not? What literature should I check out?

Please indicate your students' L1. I'm particularly looking for info on Japanese ESL learners, but all other comments are most welcome.

I'm not looking for info on the l/r problem.

Cheers, everyone!
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mrandmrsjohnqsmith



Joined: 23 Feb 2005
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Location: Japan

PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:21 am    Post subject: CALL tool? Reply with quote

Also, anyone know of any studies on the CALL tool?
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fluffyhamster



Joined: 26 Oct 2004
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Location: UK > China > Japan > UK again

PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, I was about to say on your duplicate AL thread that you'd 'do better posting this on the Pronunciation forum', but it looks like it's the AL one that's picked up instead. See y'all back there!
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mrandmrsjohnqsmith



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:44 pm    Post subject: Ahoy! Reply with quote

Casting a broad net, you know.
Hello?
How many people are on this forum, anyway?
All hands on deck!
'Little help here?
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