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by Kharabish
Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Adrian Underhill's interactive phonemic / IPA chart!
Replies: 5
Views: 11629

I recently discovered that the American English scholars use more than one phonemic/phonetic script. They aren't unified upon on chart like the Brits are on Underhill's chart. For example some American scripts will use /j/ for a 'y' sound and others will use /y/. Then when you get into the vowels an...
by Kharabish
Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:47 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Adrian Underhill's interactive phonemic / IPA chart!
Replies: 5
Views: 11629

This is excellent!

Is there a similar resource for the American verison of the phonemic chart?
by Kharabish
Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: What's the best phonemic chart/phonetic symbols poster?
Replies: 1
Views: 5289

What's the best phonemic chart/phonetic symbols poster?

I remember on my CELTA days seeing a number of nice looking posters to help students (and teachers, i.e. me!) learn the phonemic script/phonetic symbols. I would like to order some for my classrooms. However, when I check online, like Amazon, I often get "image not available" messages. And I'd rathe...
by Kharabish
Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Justifying not starting with the alphabet
Replies: 3
Views: 1601

If your employer is trying to justify not teaching the alphabet, phonics etc to customers (Saudi?) who are asking for help with those things, then he is obviously missing a business opportunity, and should invest in appropriate supplementary materials and training ASAP. I think it was more an assum...
by Kharabish
Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Justifying not starting with the alphabet
Replies: 3
Views: 1601

Justifying not starting with the alphabet

My employer has asked me to write him a short explanation justifying why starter editions of books like Headway and Cutting Edge don't begin with teaching the alphabet but start on functional language like introductions and "this is ...", "What's that?", etc. I've never actually read the reasoning b...