English Pronunciation for the ESL Learner

By using a comprehensive approach towards teaching English pronunciation, the teacher can create a basis for many of the tasks in the ESL class. Pronunciation can become not only an alternative to daily grammar and structure lessons and exercises, it can also support activities such as listening comprehension and word order. Though improving pronunciation is … More English Pronunciation for the ESL Learner

Listening to the Universe of Discourse 02

  Now, let’s take a look at another take on “listening”, this one from an online ESL website with fairly regular activity.       On this page on the Internet, we can find the following ideas put forth: “’Listening’ is receiving language through the ears.” Well, if we consider the ideas put forth by Barthes, this … More Listening to the Universe of Discourse 02

Listening to the Universe of Discourse 01: Roland Barthes

Now, in my first posting on this subject, I presented two, well-known activities related to “listening”: the taped conversation, listened to and then quizzed upon, and the viewing from beginning to end of a movie in English with a possible (if time permits!) discussion period afterwards. In this post I’m going to wind the clock … More Listening to the Universe of Discourse 01: Roland Barthes