This powerful visual tool enables you to talk easily and accurately about the sounds of English. When combined with the teaching techniques we've developed, the Chart supports a simple, transformational approach to teaching spoken English. The Color Vowel Chart approach allows learners to easily focus on stress and rhythm - a key to "listener-friendly" English.
Explore! See how The Color Vowel Chart can enhance the way you teach.
|What People are saying:
"One of my favorite things about the chart is the way that it visually brings attention to the differences among the English vowels--differences that students may not be able to hear. I also like how the color vowel chart has allowed me to incorporate pronunciation into other aspects of my classes. While students are working together on any task, if I hear a major pronunciation problem I can say, "change your vowel from 'blue' to 'mustard' for that word," and the student is usually able to improve her pronunciation."
WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES
Shirley will present at the Lighthouse Summer Symposium: Meeting ESL Students Where They are and Leading Them to Success at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, June 20 - 21. More details to follow.
Shirley will present "Pronunciation: Teacher-Friendly, Student-Friendly Techniques" at the 2014 MAACCE (Maryland Association for Adult Community and Continuing Education) Conference in Timonium MD on May 9th.
On May 10th Shirley will conduct a workshop for TASSC (Torture Abolition and Survivor Support Coalition) for survivors of torture who want to improve their spoken English so they can share their stories.
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