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Teaching rhythm and rhythm grouping: The butterfly technique

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Abstract


  • For years, teachers have been lamenting how difficult pronunciation is to teach to

    second language learners (Baker, 2011; Macdonald, 2002). So challenging, in fact, it

    may even be neglected in the classroom. In cases where it is included in the classroom,

    it may be either treated in isolation (e.g., done for 5 minutes at the end of a lesson) or

    done unsystematically (e.g., without a clear goal or learner needs in mind). Another

    reason for pronunciation’s lack of attention in the classroom may be that teachers

    and students alike may simply find pronunciation boring to teach or to learn.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Burri, M. & Baker, A. (2016). Teaching rhythm and rhythm grouping: The butterfly technique. English Australia Journal: the Australian journal of English language teaching, 31 (2), 72-77.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3719&context=sspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2717

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 72

End Page


  • 77

Volume


  • 31

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • For years, teachers have been lamenting how difficult pronunciation is to teach to

    second language learners (Baker, 2011; Macdonald, 2002). So challenging, in fact, it

    may even be neglected in the classroom. In cases where it is included in the classroom,

    it may be either treated in isolation (e.g., done for 5 minutes at the end of a lesson) or

    done unsystematically (e.g., without a clear goal or learner needs in mind). Another

    reason for pronunciation’s lack of attention in the classroom may be that teachers

    and students alike may simply find pronunciation boring to teach or to learn.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Burri, M. & Baker, A. (2016). Teaching rhythm and rhythm grouping: The butterfly technique. English Australia Journal: the Australian journal of English language teaching, 31 (2), 72-77.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3719&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2717

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 72

End Page


  • 77

Volume


  • 31

Issue


  • 2