Site Search:
 

Banner

Teacher Discussion Forums Forum Index Teacher Discussion Forums
"The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World!"
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

English pronunciation for speakers of Indian English

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Teacher Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Pronunciation
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
colmack2



Joined: 07 Oct 2013
Posts: 3
Location: New Zealand

PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:00 am    Post subject: English pronunciation for speakers of Indian English Reply with quote

I am interested in specialising in helping speakers of Indian English (from different parts of India - there are many different accents) to speak with more of a New Zealand English accent. Certainly in this country, many people find some Indian accents all but impossible to understand. I have two questions:
Can anyone recommend a good textbook or other resource on the topic of making Indian English easier for others to understand?
Secondly, can anyone recommend a suitable short reading passage which will highlight the most common differences / difficulties, for the purposes of an initial student assessment? I was about to make one up myself, incorporating what I already understand of the main differences in phonology, stress, and intonation, when it occurred to me that such a tool probably exists already.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Yahoo Messenger
KatrinaB88



Joined: 02 Sep 2013
Posts: 25
Location: Asia, Middle East, Europe, USA

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:07 pm    Post subject: pronunciation for Indian speakers Reply with quote

In my opinion you need to do three things:-

1. Your learners need to listen as much as possible to the authentic target accent.

2. You need to teach them the sounds of the a to z in that same target accent.

3. Choose any passage you like and work on the sounds and intonation, the simpler the better.

Best

Katrina
www.GreatEng.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Teacher Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Pronunciation All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Teachers College, Columbia University: Train to Teach English Here or Abroad
SIT

This page is maintained by the one and only Dave Sperling.
Contact Dave's ESL Cafe
Copyright © 2011 Dave Sperling. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group