Workshop Series - Pronunciation

Title: Using Learners’ Corpora for Pronunciation Teaching and Learning

DATE: 03 Apr 2019 (Wed)

TIME: 14:30 - 16:30 pm

VENUE: D1-LP-08, Tai Po Campus

Abstract

This workshop aims at helping teachers to use learner corpora as a resource to work out pronunciation and providing teachers with examples of using learner corpora to design learning tasks. I will first introduce two international English speech accent archives (the speech accent archive and International Dialects of English Archive), and then share two self-developed spoken corpora. Several sets of ready-made, corpus-aided English pronunciation lesson plans and teaching materials will be provided to introduce the corpus-aided teaching and learning approach for learners at different levels.

Biography

Dr. Rebecca Chen is Assistant Professor at the Education University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include inter-language phonology, experimental phonetics and computer assisted pronunciation learning. Recently Dr. Chen and her research team have completed the construction of three publicly accessible corpus-based pronunciation learning websites: Using self-developed learners’ corpora for pronunciation learning and teaching: English, Mandarin and Japanese. (http://pronunciationlearning.my-free.website/)