An Unkempt Garden of
Pronunciation Practice Activities
A resource book for teaching English pronunciation; included audio CD
Hewings, Martin; 2004 Cambridge University Press; ISBN 0521754577
Activities on topics ranging from sounds, syllables, stress and rhythm to voice quality and testing pronunciation with an accompanying CD. a review
Techniques of Teaching Pronunciation in ESL, Bilingual & Foreign Language Classes
Odisho, Edward Y.; 2003 Lincom Europa (Meunchen) (LINCOM GmbH); ISBN 3 89586 704 7
11 chapters with many very focused sub-chapters (sometimes three on a page), including specific issues like voiced vs. unvoiced 'th' and a few first-language specific sections.
"...language acquisition...is the function of the brain prior to being the function of the vocal organs...problems should be addressed at the level of the brain before requesting the learners to modify the lips, lower the jaw or assume a certain tongue configuration...the approach is cognitive in its...foundations which are implemented through the manipulation of different sensory modalities and cognitive processes."
book is organized in two parts: 1) theoretical foundations (6 chapters), and 2) methodology and techniques
Two used copies on Amazon.com from $92 in Jan. 2011.
Communicative, Story-Based Activities for Mastering the Sounds of North American English
Henrichsen, Green, Nishitani, Bagley; 1999 University of Michigan; ISBN 0-472-08491-7; large (8-1/2" x 11", >1" thick)
Multi-paragraph readings, with activities (single and partnered), by phoneme and with distinctive pairs. The readings seem very valuable. Also has a diagnostic passage and procedure.
book is out of print, but has an extensive web site with a lot of material available for free.
Understanding the Courses We Teach
edited by Murphy, Byrd (both of Georgia State University); 2001 (2004)University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor; ISBN 0-472-06670-2
~18 case studies such as:
Framework for each case study includes setting, conceptual underpinnings, course goals, syllabus design, activity types, learners' roles, the role of the teacher, affective concerns, culture, instructional materials, assessment, lesson particulars and caveats/final thoughts.
Book's web site includes summaries of each chapter with relevant links to the chapter (paper) authors
Books recommended by my teachers:
Learner English - outlines difficulties of particular groups in learning English.
Teaching in Action - edited by Jack C. Richards. Davis Lib. call # P51.T37 1998
Grammar Diversions - obscure grammar (?) (not sure why I wrote this note