Teaching phonemics

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Teaching phonemics

Unread post by jw34 » 21 Oct 2018, 09:54

Does anyone ever teach the phonemic sounds in the English language directly? - As in we sit down and practice all the sounds - and learn their inscription?

Is this more suitable for some nationalities esp. those with a different phoneme set?

So far I only ever focus on a phonemic sound when it comes up - and I never write the inscription; just tell sts. to use the Cambridge dictionary.


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Re: Teaching phonemics

Unread post by Joe » 17 Nov 2018, 12:14

Very few teachers do what you outline, but that's because very few teachers know anything about the phonemic sounds.

Telling ss to use the Cambridge/Oxford/Webster dictionary is a cop-out used by most teachers.

If you are confident to teach the sounds, I recommend that you go for it:
https://www.englishclub.com/pronunciati ... art-ia.htm
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Re: Teaching phonemics

Unread post by andrewberlin » 20 Nov 2018, 12:56

I don't directly address the phonemic alphabet, but I play a minimal pairs game to help students identify and distinguish between troublesome sounds.
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