Listening and Speaking Skills

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Week 3:

Week 3 Working on Your Listening and Speaking Skills © Rie Manabe -Kim

Basic Goals for Listening and Speaking:

Basic Goals for Listening and Speaking Goal for listening Goal for speaking (pronunciation) Pastors and teachers may need higher goals

What Can You Do to Develop Listening Comprehension?:

What Can You Do to Develop Listening Comprehension? Make listening a goal and work specifically at developing listening comprehension. Create a listening library of recorded material with comprehensible input appropriate for each level of proficiency, as you progress. Record Total Physical Response (TPR) sessions, dialogues (or other activities) you do with helpers.

Developing Listening Skill :

Developing Listening Skill Total Physical Response (TPR)

TPR Example:

TPR Example Migiteewo agete (Right hand up) Migitewo sagete (Right hand down) Hidaritewo agete (Left hand up) Hidaritewo sagete (Left hand down)

TPR Example Continued:

TPR Example Continued Migiashiwo agete (Right leg up) Migiashiwo sagete (Right leg down) Hidariashiwo agete (Left leg up) Hidariashiwo sagete (Left leg down)

Pronunciation :

Pronunciation   Consonants Vowels Stress Intonation Tone Juncture Rhythm こんにち は

Why do Pronunciation Problems Occur?:

Why do Pronunciation Problems Occur? Tendency is to carry over into your target language the pronunciation features of your native language (or another second language you have learned).

How can you Determine Your Problem Areas in Pronunciation?:

How can you Determine Your Problem Areas in Pronunciation? Talk to native speakers. Read books, articles, and websites. Make a digital recording of you speaking, and have your helper determine your problem area.

Contrast Exercises:

Contrast Exercises Contrast exercise is contrasting two sounds, stress patterns, or intonation patterns. For example for native Japanese speakers learning English rice- lice Example of contrast exercise recording (chiut.mp3) 자다 – 짜다 — 차다 지다 – 찌다 — 치다

Some Tips on Improving Pronunciation Skills:

Some Tips on Improving Pronunciation Skills Start early on improving your pronunciation Read books on phonetics and how to improve your pronunciation  You can find information on internet. Ex. Google “Japanese pronunciation” Dedicate some time each day to learn pronunciation (10-15 minutes of pronunciation practice interspersed throughout the week is better than doing it once a week for 2 hours) 毎日少しづつ

Facial Setting of Your Language:

Facial Setting of Your Language Facial setting for American English Mouth wide open, lots of movement, relaxed muscles in the lips 1) Very wide open jaw position 2) Relaxed lips 3) Relaxed tongue Facial setting for Japanese?

Catching the Rhythm and Music of Your Language:

Catching the Rhythm and Music of Your Language Short Youtube video on How to Speak Like a Native 0:15-3:51 Shadowing technique

What to do till Next Week:

What to do till Next Week Respond to Weekly Discussion and respond to one of your peers’ comments . Meet with your language helper and complete LLC1 and submit LLC1 report. あきらめないで 頑張 って!

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