Monday, February 6, 2012

Consonant Sounds Cutest Video

HI, before this I was posting about the video about Vowel sounds. But now I've found the video about the consonant sounds and I guess these video come from the same software. And yeah, It is super cute!!!!!!!! Happy learning English !!!!!!!!!

Consonant Sounds 1 

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Consonant Sounds 2

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Cutest English pronunciation Phonetic vowel sounds





Hi, I've found the cutest video about 

English pronunciation Phonetic vowel sounds

I'll teach you how to produce the sounds of each phonetic vowel sounds and give you the example.
It is kinda cute and don't blame if without you realise pronouncing the sound together with the video. Try it!!!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Mime Video


Hai, we were asked to do a short mime video. For me this is very interesting task as it helps us to express our feeling without saying any word. This task also gave us more time to work together with our classmate as we need each other a lots.

This task also give us chances to learn more on using Video Editing Program to produce a video. For our group, which is me as the editor I am using Ulead video Editor. Although I never use this program before, with some effort I manage to learn and produce a basic video using this software.

The best thing about this task was, all the hard works were paid when my classmate enjoying this video so much. Madam Ira also love our video and gave us a handsome reward. 

In future, I will make education video for my children as I believe this alternative method of learning is very interesting.

 Ok, here goes our video. Enjoy!!!!
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Phonology ( Week 2 )


Phonology (\fə-ˈnä-lə-jē, fō-\), as describe at http://www.merriam-webster.com is the science of speech sounds including especially the history and theory of sound changes in a language or in two or more related languages. This knowledge is essential for an educator so that they can be the best role model as English speakers. Students will learn more especially in pronunciations and language if educators are capable of using English in the best way as possible.
There are some key points in Phonology. They are:
1.       Phonetics: the study of sounds made by humans when they talk.
2.       Phonetic script: International Phonetic Association (IPA)
3.       Phonemes: the smallest unit of sound in a language which carries distinctive meaning. E.g.  /p/,    /b/,   /t/,    /d/
4.       Speech Organ: Organs that were used to produce sound
By knowing all these term, it should be easier for us to learn phonology. Next we move on to speech organ.
Speech organs
As we can see above, this is the speech organ. All of them have its own function which are to produce specific sounds such as vocal and vowel sounds. For more information, here's the link which describe briefly about the speech organ. http://tanvirdhaka.blogspot.com/2010/12/organs-of-speech.html




Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Lecture w1 ( LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION )


For W1 lecture is about language and communication. As a teacher will be, to teach language is not an easy job. Its need true and deep understanding in the language that is going to be taught. And for this reason, I feel that this lecture is very important and one way to understand better is by blogging about what we have learned in class and searching for extra information.
Language is a code
Language can be defined as a code that allows us to represent thoughts and ideas by means of sounds/letters. This code has complex symbols with internal structure which is rule-governed. From this definition, we know that languages were used to deliver our idea to others and it has its own symbols which may be understand universally or maybe to specific audience. More definition on http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/language
There is a clear connection between language and culture. A culture itself influencing how the language to be formed. For example, in Court there is specific language code that we must use. For example “Your Honour” is use to addressing Judge. Another example in some village, there is some words were forbid to use or mentioned. Maybe that specific word was believed to bring bad luck. More information on http://library.thinkquest.org/C004367/la5.shtml
Language also has its own function for example to greet, to describe, to give opinion and etc. These functions are depending on the situation and many other constraints. Failed to use these function correctly may resulting in misunderstanding and misinterpretation.
 There is also vocal and non vocal communication. Vocal communication can be subdivided into speech and non speech. Non speech involves   physiological reflexes, emotion markers, voice quality differences, and paralinguistic effects.
While non vocal communication involving tactile, visual, olfactory, and physical. For further reading, you can go to these websites about vocal and non vocal communication.
For time being, I think I should stop and will write more. Leave your comment because I need that to improve myself to prepare myself to be a good teacher! Have a pleasure day everyone! =D