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Phonology Resources

Okay, so I'm a list guy, sometimes, and sometimes I even update these lists. I've attached here a web list of sites my students and I have found useful for teaching and learning phonology and/or English pronunciation. Iif you would be able to make use of this list as a resource, feel free to take and do with it whatever you wish. Here's the list: Internet Resources

PronunciationDoctor on Youtube offers over 2000 free videos online. Most of them focus on pronunciation. Others deal with greater aspects of oral communication, advanced grammar, reading and vocabulary, and English for specific purposes such as child care. There are also playlists of Americana, games, and software for language learning. After you get to the channel, open the Playlists and choose Phrase by Phrase Pronunciation, for example.

A COLLECTION OF UNSORTED LINKS with thanks to Moyra Sweetnam Evans

1. Brief article on what to do with a new class:

2. Some links for ice-breakers and warmers before starting the main lesson:

3. Ideas for different themes:

ESL City - topics

ESL City - for students

Everything ESL - lesson plans


4. Cloze and jigsaw


Teaching beginners


2. Here is a link to a learning styles diagnostic test:

3. A link for teaching for specific learning styles:

4. And an article on learning styles:

5. Here is a link to a learning styles diagnostic test:


Games etc.


To promote cross-cultural awareness in students.




news and articles


Other things to read


Task-based lessons that teach vocabulary creatively



Use this teachers' guide, prepared by the BYU Language Centre, to learn about student placement, teaching non-literate adults and to find information and lesson ideas and resources for teaching beginners and intermediate levels.


Lesson planning

Survey of language learning approaches


Communicative language teaching

Galloway, A. (1993). "Communicative language teaching - an introduction" at

Beale, J. (2002). "Is communicative language teaching a thing of the past?" at




Beare, K. "Absolute beginner English" at http://esl.about/com/od/teachingbeginners/a/ab_beg_intro_2.htm

British Council "Questions and answers: Teaching absolute beginners" at



Good teachers

Use this link to see what characteristics students think good teachers should have.


Teaching students from different cultures

Peterson, E. & Coltrane, B. (2003). "Culture in second language teaching" in ERIC Digest ( )




Integrated activities and tasks


Speaking and conversation

Integrating the four domains:,%20Games,%20&%20Quizzes


teaching writing


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