IPA Resources

A response to the Find Your Fit Activity
created by Sarah Darling (@SDarling)

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I teach a unit on reading International Phonetic Alphabet that students often find challenging. To help students practice, I’ve made some H5P resources: https://h5pstudio.ecampusontario.ca/content/10429, https://h5pstudio.ecampusontario.ca/content/1906, and https://h5pstudio.ecampusontario.ca/content/1919.

However, it’s always good to remember that there is material already out there to use. These are some materials in the OERs, which were found under English as a Foreign Language (Open Education Database). Also, for reference, I used the terms: IPA, International Phonetic Alphabet, and Pronunciation Alphabet, Pronunciation Symbols.

  1. Oxford English Online’s How to Read IPA Video: It would be helpful for students to listen to someone else explain it, and to practice with different words than we use in class. Additionally, it is a British speaker – which will challenge students who have learned American English, and it will be easier to understand for those who have learned British English in the past. https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/how-to-read-ipa
  2. iSLCollective’s English Vowels and Dipthongs: It is a handy reference sheet for students to see different representations and examples of vowels. It is more thorough than the one we use in class. https://en.islcollective.com/english-esl-worksheets/grammar/consonants-and-vowels/english-vowels-and-dipthongs/19851
  3. Cambridge English Online has a wealth of interactive activities to practice phonemes, although they are British so the vowels are different than North American vowels. http://cambridgeenglishonline.com/Phonetics_Focus/

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