Books for English Language Teaching

Pronunciation Games by Mark Hancock (CUP)

Pronunciation Games is a teacher's resource book containing pronunciation games for use in the classroom which can be photocopied. Each unit contains an enjoyable activity designed to raise learners' awareness of an aspect of English pronunciation. The activities are suitable for use with a wide range of levels and focus on pronunciation points ranging from individual sounds and word stress to sentence stress and intonation. The Teacher's Pages provide clear instructions for conducting each game, background information and suggestions for adapting the games to the needs of particular groups of learners.

English Pronunciation in Use by Mark Hancock (CUP)

ISBN-13: 9780521693745

The best-selling English Pronunciation in Use is a comprehensive reference and practice book suitable for self-study or classroom work. Sixty easy-to-use units cover all aspects of pronunciation, including individual sounds, word stress, connected speech and intonation. Each unit is supported by audio material in range of accents, available on audio CD. An additional reference section offers a glossary of specialized terms, help with the pronunciation of numbers and geographical names and fun exercises on phonemic symbols and minimal pairs.

The CD-ROM provides a wide variety of additional interactive activities to reinforce the pronunciation covered in the book, as well as tests, progress checks, games and animated diagrams of the mouth showing learners how to produce individual sounds. Students can also record themselves and compare their pronunciation with one of the many models provided.

Pronunciation Practice Activities by Hewings (CUP)

ISBN-13: 978-0521754576

This is a resource book for teachers looking for ideas on how they can make pronunciation teaching more interesting. It contains a collection of pronunciation practice activities for a wide range of levels, using a variety of methods. Divided into two parts, the first part introduces information about phonetics and phonology as background to the teaching activities, without being overwhelming. It also highlights some of the current areas of debate and discussion in the teaching and learning of English pronunciation. The second part of the book contains nearly 100 pronunciation activities divided into eight sections: Developing awareness; Sounds; Connected speech: Syllables and stress; Intonation; Pronunciation and spelling, grammar and vocabulary; Testing and Resources for pronunciation teaching. The book is accompanied by an audio CD with material to support the activities.

An Introduction to the Phonology of English for Teachers of ESOL by Parker and Graham (ELB Publishing)

This is an essential book for native and non-native speakers of English who are planning or training to be teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. It covers all the important aspects of the pronunciation of English and takes a practical top-down approach - starting with the broadest issues and moving on to intonation and stress - before looking at phonemes and the articulatory mechanisms. This practical and accessible book provides teachers with a sound grasp of the theoretical framework of phonology and develops practical ideas for integrating phonology activities into everyday teacher. The book includes an audio CD with exercises and examples.

Teaching English Pronunciation by Joanne Kenworthy (Longman)

This book takes you step by step through all those difficult symbols for the phonetic alphabet and explains in detail everything that is needed for you to start integrating pronunciation work into your already planned classes. The book has two parts; the first goes deeply into every aspect of pronunciation (isolated sounds, linking sounds, stress, etc.) making it clear for teachers what really counts when teaching it. The second part is a list of difficulties foreign students have while learning English. A wonderful add-in is that she categorises their common mistakes into 'high priority' and 'low priority' and suggests techniques and strategies you may use to overcome those problems.