Sunday 2:15 - 3:05 PM
Pronunciation and Rhythm Teaching-Techniques for Korean Young Learners
Seoul DaeMyong Elementary School, Korea
English pronunciation by Koreans is noticeably different from that of
native speakers of English. It could be that "F's, R's, V's, etc" are problems
because they are missing from the Korean pronunciation system. However,
many pronunciation problems could originate from the differences in the
language rhythm. Then, how can we teach the Korean student to use the proper
rhythm? With the traditional audio-lingual or "mimic"
method ("Repeat after me ...... ) the students and teachers are often
frustrated from the poor results. After a detailed analysis of some reasons
of the problems from the phoneme-level to the sentence-level, techniques
will be demonstrated to overcome the deficiencies. Additionally, various
chants (developed by the presenter) will be introduced and practiced by
the audience. Songs and chants are found to be very effective tools along
with games and activities for teaching Korean elementary students.