Author

Dan WuFollow

Date of Graduation

Spring 5-14-2020

Document Type

Project/Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

College/School

School of Education

Department/Program

International and Multicultural Education (IME)

First Advisor

Dr. Luz Navarrette García

Abstract

Many students learning English as a Second Language (ESL) have some English pronunciation barriers in their listening and speaking, consisting of incomplete explosion, liaison, weak forms. The project aims to help ESL students find effective ways to conquer these common English pronunciation barriers in listening comprehension. At the same time, ESL students will learn the standard pronunciation habits of English sentences. This project is designed to use specific listening practice to assist in conquering ESL students’ English listening barriers of incomplete explosion, liaison and weak forms. By using the materials in this project, ESL students can learn to find their English listening barriers of incomplete explosion, liaison, and weak forms by dictating English sentences, songs, movies and news. They will learn to conquer their English listening barriers by imitating the standard pronunciation of English sentences, singing songs after the singers, and reading film dialogues aloud. After using the handbook created for this project, ESL students can conquer their English listening barriers of incomplete explosion, liaison and weak forms efficiently and effectively. This project assists ESL teachers to evaluate ESL students' listening ability, and find appropriate English listening materials, correct English listening procedures and strategies to improve ESL students' listening abilities.

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