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21G.223 Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation (MIT) 21G.223 Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV selected lectures. This course is designed for high-intermediate ESL students who need to develop better listening comprehension and oral skills, which will primarily be achieved by detailed instructions on pronunciation. Our focus will be on (1) producing accurate and intelligible English, (2) becoming more comfortable listening to rapidly spoken English, and (3) learning common expressions, gambits, and idioms used in both formal and informal contexts. Includes audio/video content: AV selected lectures. This course is designed for high-intermediate ESL students who need to develop better listening comprehension and oral skills, which will primarily be achieved by detailed instructions on pronunciation. Our focus will be on (1) producing accurate and intelligible English, (2) becoming more comfortable listening to rapidly spoken English, and (3) learning common expressions, gambits, and idioms used in both formal and informal contexts.

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English; second; language; ESL; listening; comprehension; oral; skills; pronunciation; common expressions; gambits; idioms; formal; informal; contexts. | English; second; language; ESL; listening; comprehension; oral; skills; pronunciation; common expressions; gambits; idioms; formal; informal; contexts. | English | English | second | second | language | language | ESL | ESL | listening | listening | comprehension | comprehension | oral | oral | skills | skills | pronunciation | pronunciation | common expressions | common expressions | gambits | gambits | idioms | idioms | formal | formal | informal | informal | contexts | contexts | 21F.223 | 21F.223 | 21F.224 | 21F.224

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21G.101 Chinese I (Regular) (MIT) 21G.101 Chinese I (Regular) (MIT)

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This subject is the first semester of two that form an introduction to modern standard Chinese, commonly called Mandarin. Though not everyone taking this course will be an absolute beginner, the course presupposes no prior background in the language. The purpose of this course is to develop: (a) basic conversational abilities (pronunciation, fundamental grammatical patterns, common vocabulary, and standard usage); (b) basic reading skills (in both the traditional character set and the simplified); (c) an understanding of the way the Chinese writing system is structured, and the ability to copy and write characters; and (d) a sense of what learning a language like Chinese entails, and the sort of learning processes that it involves, so students are able to continue studying effectively on t This subject is the first semester of two that form an introduction to modern standard Chinese, commonly called Mandarin. Though not everyone taking this course will be an absolute beginner, the course presupposes no prior background in the language. The purpose of this course is to develop: (a) basic conversational abilities (pronunciation, fundamental grammatical patterns, common vocabulary, and standard usage); (b) basic reading skills (in both the traditional character set and the simplified); (c) an understanding of the way the Chinese writing system is structured, and the ability to copy and write characters; and (d) a sense of what learning a language like Chinese entails, and the sort of learning processes that it involves, so students are able to continue studying effectively on t

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Chinese | Chinese | Language | Language | Writing | Writing | Speaking | Speaking | Culture | Culture | China | China | Asia | Asia | Mandarin | Mandarin | aural comprehension | aural comprehension | chinese | chinese | conversational fluency | conversational fluency | pronunciation | pronunciation | grammar | grammar | vocabulary | vocabulary | reading competence | reading competence | traditional characters | traditional characters | composition | composition | romanization | romanization | simplified characters | simplified characters | 21F.101 | 21F.101 | 21F.151 | 21F.151

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21G.101 Chinese I (Regular) (MIT) 21G.101 Chinese I (Regular) (MIT)

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This subject is the first semester of two that form an introduction to modern standard Chinese, commonly called Mandarin. Though not everyone taking this course will be an absolute beginner, the course presupposes no prior background in the language. The emphasis is on developing (a) basic conversational abilities (pronunciation, fundamental grammatical patterns, common vocabulary, and standard usage), (b) basic reading and writing skills, and (c) an understanding of the language learning process so that students are able to continue studying effectively on their own.The main text is J. K. Wheatley’s Learning Chinese: A Foundation Course in Mandarin, part I (unpublished, but available online), which consists of several introductory chapters, seven core lessons (labeled 1, 2, 3&am This subject is the first semester of two that form an introduction to modern standard Chinese, commonly called Mandarin. Though not everyone taking this course will be an absolute beginner, the course presupposes no prior background in the language. The emphasis is on developing (a) basic conversational abilities (pronunciation, fundamental grammatical patterns, common vocabulary, and standard usage), (b) basic reading and writing skills, and (c) an understanding of the language learning process so that students are able to continue studying effectively on their own.The main text is J. K. Wheatley’s Learning Chinese: A Foundation Course in Mandarin, part I (unpublished, but available online), which consists of several introductory chapters, seven core lessons (labeled 1, 2, 3&am

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Asia | Asia | China | China | Culture | Culture | Language | Language | Mandarin | Mandarin | Speaking | Speaking | Writing | Writing | aural comprehension | aural comprehension | chinese | chinese | composition | composition | conversational fluency | conversational fluency | grammar | grammar | pronunciation | pronunciation | reading competence | reading competence | romanization | romanization | simplified characters | simplified characters | traditional characters | traditional characters | vocabulary | vocabulary

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21F.223 Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation (MIT)

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This course is designed for high-intermediate ESL students who need to develop better listening comprehension and oral skills, which will primarily be achieved by detailed instructions on pronunciation. Our focus will be on (1) producing accurate and intelligible English, (2) becoming more comfortable listening to rapidly spoken English, and (3) learning common expressions, gambits, and idioms used in both formal and informal contexts.

Subjects

English; second; language; ESL; listening; comprehension; oral; skills; pronunciation; common expressions; gambits; idioms; formal; informal; contexts. | English | second | language | ESL | listening | comprehension | oral | skills | pronunciation | common expressions | gambits | idioms | formal | informal | contexts

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24.900 Introduction to Linguistics (MIT) 24.900 Introduction to Linguistics (MIT)

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This course studies what is language and what does knowledge of a language consist of. It asks how do children learn languages and is language unique to humans; why are there many languages; how do languages change; is any language or dialect superior to another; and how are speech and writing related. Context for these and similar questions is provided by basic examination of internal organization of sentences, words, and sound systems. No prior training in linguistics is assumed. This course studies what is language and what does knowledge of a language consist of. It asks how do children learn languages and is language unique to humans; why are there many languages; how do languages change; is any language or dialect superior to another; and how are speech and writing related. Context for these and similar questions is provided by basic examination of internal organization of sentences, words, and sound systems. No prior training in linguistics is assumed.

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language | language | linguistics | linguistics | syntax | syntax | phonetics | phonetics | consonants | consonants | vowels | vowels | McGurk effect | McGurk effect | phonology | phonology | phoneme | phoneme | allophone | allophone | lexicon | lexicon | affixes | affixes | topicalization | topicalization | pronunciation | pronunciation | semantics | semantics | truth conditions | truth conditions | synchronic | synchronic | diachronic | diachronic | language families | language families | Ebonics | Ebonics | dialect | dialect

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The sounds of German The sounds of German

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This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009. This module investigates the sounds of German and how they can be described accurately (“phonetics and phonology”). Students will learn to transcribe German using the notation of the International Phonetic Association, and we will look in particular at aspects of German pronunciation that are hard to master because they are different to English or similar to French. We will also look at how foreign words (including English words) are integrated into the German sound system, and at regional variation in spoken German. Practical transcription skills will form a major part of coursework, including one of the two assignments. Suitable for study at undergraduate level 1. D This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009. This module investigates the sounds of German and how they can be described accurately (“phonetics and phonology”). Students will learn to transcribe German using the notation of the International Phonetic Association, and we will look in particular at aspects of German pronunciation that are hard to master because they are different to English or similar to French. We will also look at how foreign words (including English words) are integrated into the German sound system, and at regional variation in spoken German. Practical transcription skills will form a major part of coursework, including one of the two assignments. Suitable for study at undergraduate level 1. D

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UNow | UNow | German language | German language | ukoer | ukoer | phonetics and phonology | phonetics and phonology | International Phonetic Association | International Phonetic Association | German pronunciation | German pronunciation | German sound system | German sound system | regional variation in spoken German | regional variation in spoken German | practical transcription skills | practical transcription skills

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21F.223 Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation (MIT)

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This course is designed for high-intermediate ESL students who need to develop better listening comprehension and oral skills, which will primarily be achieved by detailed instructions on pronunciation. Our focus will be on (1) producing accurate and intelligible English, (2) becoming more comfortable listening to rapidly spoken English, and (3) learning common expressions, gambits, and idioms used in both formal and informal contexts.

Subjects

English; second; language; ESL; listening; comprehension; oral; skills; pronunciation; common expressions; gambits; idioms; formal; informal; contexts. | English | second | language | ESL | listening | comprehension | oral | skills | pronunciation | common expressions | gambits | idioms | formal | informal | contexts

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21G.232 Advanced Speaking and Critical Listening Skills (ELS) (MIT) 21G.232 Advanced Speaking and Critical Listening Skills (ELS) (MIT)

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This course is for advanced students who wish to build confidence and skills in spoken English. It focuses on the appropriate oral presentation of material in a variety of professional contexts: group discussions, classroom explanations and interactions, and theses/research proposals. It is valuable for those who intend to teach or lecture in English and includes language laboratory assignments. The goal of the workshop is to develop effective speaking and listening skills for academic and professional contexts. This course is for advanced students who wish to build confidence and skills in spoken English. It focuses on the appropriate oral presentation of material in a variety of professional contexts: group discussions, classroom explanations and interactions, and theses/research proposals. It is valuable for those who intend to teach or lecture in English and includes language laboratory assignments. The goal of the workshop is to develop effective speaking and listening skills for academic and professional contexts.

Subjects

impromptu speaking | impromptu speaking | job interviews | job interviews | research presentations | research presentations | dynamic teaching | dynamic teaching | pronunciation | pronunciation | stress | stress | intonation | intonation | speaking skills | speaking skills | effective message structure | effective message structure | gestures | gestures | facial expressions | facial expressions | idiomatic expressions | idiomatic expressions | visual aids | visual aids | rapid speech | rapid speech

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21G.101 Chinese I (Regular) (MIT) 21G.101 Chinese I (Regular) (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV faculty introductions. This subject is the first semester of four that forms an introduction to modern standard Chinese, commonly called Mandarin, the language with the largest number of native speakers in the world. It is the official language of Mainland China and Taiwan, and one of the official languages of Singapore. The course presupposes no prior background in the language. Course objectives are to master Mandarin pronunciation, including the recognition and writing of Pinyin romanization, basic reading and writing skills (around 150 characters in the traditional character set or the simplified set), and to develop the ability to participate in simple, practical conversations on everyday topics. The relationship between Chinese language and culture an Includes audio/video content: AV faculty introductions. This subject is the first semester of four that forms an introduction to modern standard Chinese, commonly called Mandarin, the language with the largest number of native speakers in the world. It is the official language of Mainland China and Taiwan, and one of the official languages of Singapore. The course presupposes no prior background in the language. Course objectives are to master Mandarin pronunciation, including the recognition and writing of Pinyin romanization, basic reading and writing skills (around 150 characters in the traditional character set or the simplified set), and to develop the ability to participate in simple, practical conversations on everyday topics. The relationship between Chinese language and culture an

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Pinyin | Pinyin | modern standard Chinese | modern standard Chinese | Chinese pronunciation | Chinese pronunciation | Chinese 101 | Chinese 101 | learning Chinese | learning Chinese | basic Chinese | basic Chinese | Mandarin Chinese | Mandarin Chinese | Chinese Writing | Chinese Writing | Speaking Chinese | Speaking Chinese | traditional Chinese characters | traditional Chinese characters | simplified Chinese characters | simplified Chinese characters

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21G.223 Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation (MIT)

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This course is designed for high-intermediate ESL students who need to develop better listening comprehension and oral skills, which will primarily be achieved by detailed instructions on pronunciation. Our focus will be on (1) producing accurate and intelligible English, (2) becoming more comfortable listening to rapidly spoken English, and (3) learning common expressions, gambits, and idioms used in both formal and informal contexts.

Subjects

English; second; language; ESL; listening; comprehension; oral; skills; pronunciation; common expressions; gambits; idioms; formal; informal; contexts. | English | second | language | ESL | listening | comprehension | oral | skills | pronunciation | common expressions | gambits | idioms | formal | informal | contexts | 21F.223 | 21F.224

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Začetni glas - utrjevanje Starting sound

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Učni list je namenjen samostojnemu utrjevanju prepoznavanja začetnih glasov v besedah. Drilling recognition of starting sound when pronouncing the word out loud.

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jeziki | languages | moderni jeziki | modern languages | slovenski jezik | Slovene language | začetni glas | starting sound | slovenščina | slovene | izgovor | pronunciation

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21F.232 Advanced Speaking and Critical Listening Skills (ELS) (MIT)

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This course is for advanced students who wish to build confidence and skills in spoken English. It focuses on the appropriate oral presentation of material in a variety of professional contexts: group discussions, classroom explanations and interactions, and theses/research proposals. It is valuable for those who intend to teach or lecture in English and includes language laboratory assignments. The goal of the workshop is to develop effective speaking and listening skills for academic and professional contexts.

Subjects

impromptu speaking | job interviews | research presentations | dynamic teaching | pronunciation | stress | intonation | speaking skills | effective message structure | gestures | facial expressions | idiomatic expressions | visual aids | rapid speech

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21F.232 Advanced Speaking and Critical Listening Skills (ELS) (MIT)

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This course is for advanced students who wish to build confidence and skills in spoken English. It focuses on the appropriate oral presentation of material in a variety of professional contexts: group discussions, classroom explanations and interactions, and theses/research proposals. It is valuable for those who intend to teach or lecture in English and includes language laboratory assignments. The goal of the workshop is to develop effective speaking and listening skills for academic and professional contexts.

Subjects

impromptu speaking | job interviews | research presentations | dynamic teaching | pronunciation | stress | intonation | speaking skills | effective message structure | gestures | facial expressions | idiomatic expressions | visual aids | rapid speech

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Arabic Alphabet

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Interactive Arabic Alphabet resource using audio and animation. Users learn the alphabet by clicking through each letter to find out how to pronounce the letter, listen to the letter being pronounced, watch how the letter is written and practice writing the letter on screen. This resource works well with touch screen devices with a stylus pen.

Subjects

languages | arabic | alphabet | audio | interactive | pronunciation | related subjects | T000

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Improving pronunciation of German Consonants

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This pronunciation tutorial was produced using the GLOMaker tool by German language students for their assessed coursework. The learning object includes videos, audios and engaging quiz activities intended for fellow University level students of German.

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german | language | pronunciation | tutorial | coursework | learning object | GLO

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21G.101 Chinese I (Regular) (MIT)

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This subject is the first semester of two that form an introduction to modern standard Chinese, commonly called Mandarin. Though not everyone taking this course will be an absolute beginner, the course presupposes no prior background in the language. The purpose of this course is to develop: (a) basic conversational abilities (pronunciation, fundamental grammatical patterns, common vocabulary, and standard usage); (b) basic reading skills (in both the traditional character set and the simplified); (c) an understanding of the way the Chinese writing system is structured, and the ability to copy and write characters; and (d) a sense of what learning a language like Chinese entails, and the sort of learning processes that it involves, so students are able to continue studying effectively on t

Subjects

Chinese | Language | Writing | Speaking | Culture | China | Asia | Mandarin | aural comprehension | chinese | conversational fluency | pronunciation | grammar | vocabulary | reading competence | traditional characters | composition | romanization | simplified characters | 21F.101 | 21F.151

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21G.101 Chinese I (Regular) (MIT)

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This subject is the first semester of two that form an introduction to modern standard Chinese, commonly called Mandarin. Though not everyone taking this course will be an absolute beginner, the course presupposes no prior background in the language. The emphasis is on developing (a) basic conversational abilities (pronunciation, fundamental grammatical patterns, common vocabulary, and standard usage), (b) basic reading and writing skills, and (c) an understanding of the language learning process so that students are able to continue studying effectively on their own.The main text is J. K. Wheatley’s Learning Chinese: A Foundation Course in Mandarin, part I (unpublished, but available online), which consists of several introductory chapters, seven core lessons (labeled 1, 2, 3&am

Subjects

Asia | China | Culture | Language | Mandarin | Speaking | Writing | aural comprehension | chinese | composition | conversational fluency | grammar | pronunciation | reading competence | romanization | simplified characters | traditional characters | vocabulary

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21G.101 Chinese I (Regular) (MIT)

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This subject is the first semester of four that forms an introduction to modern standard Chinese, commonly called Mandarin, the language with the largest number of native speakers in the world. It is the official language of Mainland China and Taiwan, and one of the official languages of Singapore. The course presupposes no prior background in the language. Course objectives are to master Mandarin pronunciation, including the recognition and writing of Pinyin romanization, basic reading and writing skills (around 150 characters in the traditional character set or the simplified set), and to develop the ability to participate in simple, practical conversations on everyday topics. The relationship between Chinese language and culture and the sociolinguistically appropriate use of language wi

Subjects

Pinyin | modern standard Chinese | Chinese pronunciation | Chinese 101 | learning Chinese | basic Chinese | Mandarin Chinese | Chinese Writing | Speaking Chinese | traditional Chinese characters | simplified Chinese characters

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24.900 Introduction to Linguistics (MIT)

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This course studies what is language and what does knowledge of a language consist of. It asks how do children learn languages and is language unique to humans; why are there many languages; how do languages change; is any language or dialect superior to another; and how are speech and writing related. Context for these and similar questions is provided by basic examination of internal organization of sentences, words, and sound systems. No prior training in linguistics is assumed.

Subjects

language | linguistics | syntax | phonetics | consonants | vowels | McGurk effect | phonology | phoneme | allophone | lexicon | affixes | topicalization | pronunciation | semantics | truth conditions | synchronic | diachronic | language families | Ebonics | dialect

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21G.232 Advanced Speaking and Critical Listening Skills (ELS) (MIT)

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This course is for advanced students who wish to build confidence and skills in spoken English. It focuses on the appropriate oral presentation of material in a variety of professional contexts: group discussions, classroom explanations and interactions, and theses/research proposals. It is valuable for those who intend to teach or lecture in English and includes language laboratory assignments. The goal of the workshop is to develop effective speaking and listening skills for academic and professional contexts.

Subjects

impromptu speaking | job interviews | research presentations | dynamic teaching | pronunciation | stress | intonation | speaking skills | effective message structure | gestures | facial expressions | idiomatic expressions | visual aids | rapid speech

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