Thank you to all 63 teachers who responded to my general survey about teaching pronunciation. You can access the results below. Two key take-aways for me were that teachers would like to have better tools and resources to teach suprasegmental features, and that pronunciation is still not fully supported and integrated into classroom practice. I hope the survey will help encourage more conversation about how to address these issues.
The TESOL 2021 conference and the virtual PSLTT conference mid-June had many interesting presentations about teaching pronunciation. If you missed those sessions this year, I encourage you to check out them out next year.
I have been recently transcribing TV segments, TED talks and other speeches on YouTube and graphically presenting rhythm and sometimes intonation patterns. For example, segments from Friends, the Office and a speech by Michelle Obama. While noting rhythm is easy, the intonation patterns are more difficult and tedious. I'd be happy to share my work with anyone who wishes to use these scripts. Contact me at email@example.com
Thank you again. Hope you find this useful.
Click here to access the results of the survey
Best, Ann Bartholomew
Thanks for your interest.
You'll see I have slightly different ways of presenting the scripts. If you have any thoughts about what works best for you, or if you have any suggestions for improvement to the notation, let me know.