Results 1 to 3 of 3

    • Join Date: Apr 2010
    • Posts: 1
    #1

    Nes

    I have been working with a student from Korea that is wanting to improve his speaking and fluency. I have noticed he is having trouble pronouncing words with the letters b,v,p, and sometimes f. What are some good drills or activities that i could have him do during our class? Any advise or suggestions would be greatly appreciated... I am a new teacher and have yet to learn the tricks of the trade. Thank you, Nes.

  1. isedehi's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Yoruba
      • Home Country:
      • Nigeria
      • Current Location:
      • Nigeria

    • Join Date: Apr 2010
    • Posts: 60
    #2

    Re: Nes

    Quote Originally Posted by nes10bul View Post
    I have been working with a student from Korea that is wanting to improve his speaking and fluency. I have noticed he is having trouble pronouncing words with the letters b,v,p, and sometimes f. What are some good drills or activities that i could have him do during our class? Any advise or suggestions would be greatly appreciated... I am a new teacher and have yet to learn the tricks of the trade. Thank you, Nes.
    Im new too. You may not know where to begin because you do not speak his language and so cannot tell where the interference is coming from. My only advice is for you to start afresh. Teach him that the English language has got 20 vowels sounds and 24 consonant sounds only. There has got to be a lot of drilling on this. Im sure in time he'll get it. Goodluck.

  2. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,832
    #3

    Re: Nes

    Quote Originally Posted by nes10bul View Post
    I have been working with a student from Korea that is wanting to improve his speaking and fluency. I have noticed he is having trouble pronouncing words with the letters b,v,p, and sometimes f. What are some good drills or activities that i could have him do during our class? Any advise or suggestions would be greatly appreciated... I am a new teacher and have yet to learn the tricks of the trade. Thank you, Nes.
    My Spanish students have problems with various consonants. I have tried to go completely back to basics with them, first getting them to simply make the sound of the letter on its own. I demonstrate, asking them to watch the movement of my mouth very carefully, then repeat, over and over. Then I move on to one-syllable words with the sound in, then moving on to longer and longer words. Normally, then I write short sentences containing the same sound in various different words so that they have to combine the sound with others. It's not a fast process, especially if it's a sound that simply doesn't exist in the student's native language but it can be done!!!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •