ESL Links: Speaking and Pronunciation
Pronouncing English Sounds - "to help learners of English with the pronunciation of specific sounds."
Conversation Questions – Listings of conversation starter questions by themes.
The English Desk – Podcasts with narrated passages of text for listening and pronunciation practice. Transcripts and exercises are provided with each podcast.
Pizzaz – Simple creative writing and oral storytelling activities with printable handouts.
Phonetics - The sounds of the Spoken Language - This site contains FLASH animated libraries of the phonetic sounds of Spanish and English. Available for each consonant and vowel is an animated articulatory diagram, a step-by-step description, and video-audio of the sound spoken in context. It is intended for students of phonetics, linguistics, and foreign languages.
OUC's ESL Pronunciation Online - Part of the Okanagan University College Web site, this project is in its initial stages and already contains six units on pronunciation. Each of these units contains a "Minimal Pairs" exercise - "hear pairs of words that are the same except for one sound"; Tongue Twisters to practice the sounds; and a dictation.
ESL Cafe Web Guide Pronunciation - A good source of annotated links to additional resources on pronunciation.
ESL/EFL teachers are realizing more and more that pronunciation is just as an important component of language as grammar and vocabulary and that the teaching of pronunciation in a systematic way has been ignored for too long. It is the often-neglected wheel in language instruction..." -- English pronunciation: the 4th wheel by Paulette Dale, Ph.D.
Pictures of how your mouth looks when you say sounds.
A description of how to make the sound.
Audio recordings of some words with that sound (real media).
Video recordings of someone saying words with that sound. (coming soon!)
The activities to practice these sounds."