Intonation and phonetic a must to learn foreign languages and especially when teaching

Have you ever wondered why some German-speaking students have a good pronunciation and others do not?If yes, then read on.This is mainly about the question of where a student has a good or bad pronunciation. It is not always the teacher's or the textbook's fault that the pupil does not have good pronunciation, and it is not always the case that a student with good pronunciation and intonation has acquired these competencies through his teacher or textbook. Nevertheless, both a German teacher with a native German and a non native speaker canconvey the phonetic rules just as well.However, as a DaF teacher, you should first master these rules yourself in order to be able to convey them competently. However, this point is often overlooked or overlooked by many teachers, and not properly understood, even though pronunciation is an important issue in all language tests. At the Goethe - Institut exams, e.g. In each of the three certificate parts you get up to three points, which are decisive for the final result of the oral exam.Furthermore, someone who is somewhat proficient in phonetics and emphasis can also perceive and understand much more in listening comprehension exercises because he becomes aware of the various sounds and can translate and recognize these vocabularies in his familiar vocabulary with meaning in his brain.In most contemporary textbooks phonetics exercises are already integrated in the textbook, in many others even as a supplementary exercise in the workbook, which are unfortunately often left out by teachers because of lack of time and you as a teacher neither the student nor even do something good with it.It is time-consuming and unfortunately time-wasting to skip missed phonetics and intonation exercises in retrospect, as it is often wasted time, as it is only possible to intervene in the language structures that have already been learned.It then requires a repeated training and repeated corrective interventions of the teacher, which should be made as already known predominantly indirectly by means of repetitions of the utterances of the student and not directly, as it usually happens, because it promotes so no fluid communication, but at the most hindered. Unfortunately, the self-confidence of the students, which has been broken by such interventions, is also noticeable in intonation and pronunciation.Learning progress is usually registered by the learner and does not promote self-esteem in any way, especially if the person within a learning group realizes that he is inferior to the other students in pronunciation and intonation.But how can one now promote the phonetic and pronunciation skills of teachers or their own? One should, as mentioned above a) be aware of the rules and above all the importance of them, b) not miss at least 3 - 5 minutes per lesson in their curriculum, and this together with homework - talk and learning controls as a further part of the lesson install; especially children learn best with such defined rituals, and c) learn about which media can be used to reach this goal more effectively and purposefully.There are enough suggestions, but usually there is no time or desire to deal with them. Try it all the time and you will see that your students will enjoy it and that will give you twice as much satisfaction as you admire your "work" in its perfection.Valuable tips and advice, but above all working techniques and assistance in dealing with various media, such as CD-ROMs, recording devices, video cameras and special textbooks with audio CD, the phonetics and intonation skills of your learners and a foreigner accent a near perfect native speaker Forms are offered in a quick course in phonetics and intonation, which is offered at the foreign language school "langolerta" in Frankfurt am Main for (un) experienced German teachers. The course consists of 3 lessons of 45 minutes each and takes place once a week during the week with a monthly fee of 30 Euros. If you live outside Frankfurt am Main, you can take part in the time-independent online crash courses.For further information I am of course available personally or by phone, every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 to 13:00.Tel: 0176/86269257, contact: Mrs. Amanatidou

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