Language and Teaching Resources for IGSIs
Charles Kelly’s American English Pronunciation Practice
Minimal pairs (pain/pen; fourteen/forty), tongue twisters, and songs.
Karen’s Linguistic Issues
Reduced forms, such as “didja“ for did you and “gimme” for give me. No audio.
Okanagan College English Pronunciation
Difficult consonant and vowel sounds; includes videos, tongue twisters, dictations, and quizzes.
Phonetics: The Sounds of American English
Description of sounds of American English categorized by manner and place of articulation.
American English Vowel
Vowel chart and audio files of vowel sounds.
Fifteen-minute lectures by leaders in business, technology, and entertainment, captioned in dozens of languages.
American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States
A bank of over 5,000 full text, audio, and video versions of public speeches, including presidential addresses from Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama and comedy routines by Abott and Costello. Links to speeches from CSPAN and the Commonweath Club.
Activities for ESL students
English-only and bilingual grammar and vocabulary quizzes organized by level of difficulty.
An introduction to the use of articles in English.
Language and Teaching
Common Questions for International Teaching Assistants
Practice listening to and answering typical student questions in fast, reduced speech.
Pronunciation of technical terms from the following disciplines: math, statistics, chemistry, biology, physics, engineering, and economics.
Useful Phrases for Classroom Communication, Robert Johanson
Common phrases used in teaching, including phrases needed to introduce a topic, invite student participation, give examples, and give homework. No audio.
Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English
A searchable corpus of words and phrases used in lectures, classroom discussions, and lab sections, including self-study exercises to help you learn common classroom expressions.
English via YouTube
Hundreds of YouTube videos on pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary.
Humorous, effective video on pronouncing the /th/ sound.