“Practical Pronunciation & Workplace Communication in English,” is a self-Improvement Manual for phrase and conversation practice, contrasts, and assessing Speakers of American English with verbal skills ranging from dangerous to effective levels of communication & pronunciation proficiency.The manual is available for teacher/student download by going to:
National Communication Association’s ESL Speech Communication Scholar, Norma Landa Flores, has dedicated this self-improvement manual to the concept of fostering clear and ethical communication in workplace speaking situations by instilling effective speaking, listening and critical thinking skills amongst monolingual, multilingual and multicultural speakers of the Mainstream American English language, in order to collaborate with workplace supervisors, co-workers and customers or clients while solving problems through oral conversations, dialogues and discussions.
The goals and objectives of this self-improvement manual are to provide a repertoire of appropriate pronunciation and oral communication skills that can be applied to a variety of workplace speaking, listening and critical thinking situations such as Maintaining Workplace Relationships by: Requesting & Giving Information by Phrasing, Paraphrasing, Clarifying Pronunciation & Rephrasing Messages for Mutual Benefit.
Explaining Workplace Processes by Phrasing Problems, Describing Plans, Paraphrasing Pronunciation Misunderstanding, Rephrasing Crucial Workplace Objectives.
Discussing Job-Related Problems & Solutions by Stating the Problem, Comparing Opinions, Describing Plans, Paraphrasing Pronunciation Misunderstanding, Rephrasing Solution & Workplace Values.
“Practical Pronunciation & Workplace Communication in English,” can be used for self-tutoring, in a language lab or in a classroom with an English speaking instructor. Assessment forms are provided after each module and can be used to focus on the
specific pronunciation or communication patterns the student needs to improve on.
This, easy to comprehend manual is 151 pages in length. The chapter headings are as follows: (1) American English & International Phonetic Alphabet Pronunciation & Articulation Guides & Diagrams; (2) Maintaining Relationships by Requesting & Giving Information through Vowel Pronunciation & Workplace Communication Skills; (3) Using Contexts & Standards-Based Rating Criteria to Assess Vowel Pronunciation & Workplace Communication Skills;
Also, (4) Maintaining Relationships by Explaining Vocational Processes through [ r ] [ r• ] [ l ] [ ɭ ] [ t ] [ d ] [ s ] [ z ] [ ʃ ] [ ʒ ] [ tʃ ] & [ dʒ ] [ θ ] & [ ð ] Consonant Articulation & Workplace Communication Skills; (6) Maintaining Relationships by Discussing Job-Related Problems & Solutions through [ j ] [ h ] [ ɯ ] [ hɯ ] [ k ] [ g ] [ p ] [ b ] [ f ] [ v ] [ m ] [ n ] & [ ŋ ] Consonant Articulation & Workplace Communication Skills; (7) Using Contexts & Standards-Based Rating Criteria to Assess [ j ] [ h ] [ ɯ ] [ hɯ ] [ k ] [ g ] [ p ] [ b ] [ f ] [ v ] [ m ] [ n ] & [ ŋ ] Consonant Articulation & Workplace Communication Skills.
The Appendix provides Suggested Methods for Initiating Your Own Workplace Phrases and Improving Your Own Practical Pronunciation & Communication Interactions. As well as: Parts I-III Entry & Exit Levels Assessment of Communication Competence & English Speaking Skills: Pronunciation ACCESS.
Every Unit of learning and lesson begins with an illustration of the overall Workplace situation and an idea of the communication skills to be practiced. The lessons focus on phrasing a message, paraphrasing a message and clarifying a message to arrive at mutual workplace understanding that will be of benefit to all workplace participants.
“Practical Pronunciation & Workplace Communication in English,” by Norma Landa Flores, adhere’s to the National Communication Association’s objectives of providing communication skills tools and assessment instruments that are based on observable behaviors and are therefore, bias free. Order your copy of this manual at TeachersPay Teachers.Com.