This Preview Freebie of "The ESL Speaker's Key to Standard American English Pronunciation," is 7 pages describing a 103 page
self tutoring guidebook utilizing the International Phonetic Alphabet to clarify vowel and consonant pronunciation used in Everyday, Healthcare and, Workplace Oral Communication Messages.
National Communication ESL Scholar, Norma Landa Flores has developed this workbook to better prepare high school, adult school, vocational school and community college students for advanced studies or for the modern workforce.
Most U.S. State School Officials agree that the student's comprehension of communication will be tested on his/her ability to listen, ability to read, ability to write American English. Speaking and verbally interacting with others in a mutually shared oral communication situation is not yet established as a crucial standard to measure American English speaking competence.
This "ESL Speaker's Key to Standard American English Pronunciation is the first book in a series of 4 to address that specific issue. The other 3 books written by Norma Landa Flores are: "Practical Pronunciation & Everyday Communication in
English," "Practical Pronunciation & Healthcare Communication in English," and "Practical Pronunciation & Workplace Communication in English."
The first book, The ESL Speaker's Key to Standard American English Pronunciation, is divided into 3 parts: Part 1 is the IPA Key and Pronunciation Production Guide for Everyday words;
Part 2 deals with Healthcare words and Part 3 deals with Workplace words.
Each part has a "To the Teacher/Tutor" page with easy to follow instructions on how to proceed with each lesson. Each section contains the following lessons: (1) American English Alphabet-Phontectic Pronunciation; (2) American English words Expressing Numbers; (3) American English Words Expressing Measures; and
(4) American English Words Expressing Money.
Each lesson is followed by a competency-based Pronunciation
Assessment form as well as a Functional Pronunciation Assessment Rating Criteria form designed to give the student feedback as to the level of proficiency that has been achieved
( i.e. Efficient, Proficient, Functional, Risky, Incompetent or Dangerous.)
The Appendix, page 103 of "The ESL Speaker's Key to Standard American English Pronunciation,"Suggested Methods for Teacher/Tutor to present Everyday, Healthcare & Workplace Pronunciation Lessons & Provide Assessment Feedback to ESL Speakers," is helpful in facilitating teacher/student interaction and oral communication success.