English Pronunciation Intonation and Accent Reduction For Arabic Speakers - Teachers Guide
Publisher: Peggy Tharpe
At last! A revolutionary approach by an experienced, innovative teacher. There are no canned ideas copied from internet websites here. Everything is this guide, all the techniques, strategies, teaching tips, and practice exercises, evolved from decades of experience teaching Arabic speaking students of English. They are a result of years of trial and error, collegial conversation (and debate), and extensive research. This guide outlines the interference points between Arabic and English. Some of them are vowel and consonant sounds, and others are related to syllable stress, word stress, and intonation. There is a big difference in the function of vowels in our two languages and the role they play in defining words, stress patterns, rhythm and tone. Once you understand how American English and Arabic sound systems compare, you'll know where the two converge, and diverge. It's the areas of divergence that need attention, and that is what is covered in this guide.
TOPICS include Comparing Arabic and English vowel and consonant systems, Strategies for teaching, Comparing the structure of Arabic and English words, Soundprints!, How to teach the internal rhythm of English words, Comparing stress and rhythm in Arabic and English, Teaching to the Brain, Teaching to the Body, Arabic and English Intonation Patterns.
If you’ve been searching for ideas but not finding ways to successfully help your Arabic students change their sound in English, then it’s time for a new perspective and some new strategies. If you are considering becoming an accent coach, you absolutely should read this guide and learn these techniques.