Introduction to Phonetics


Another joint lesson depicts the comparative study and description of phonetic systems of English and Armenian. The lesson aims at making the students go into other spheres of the language that influence the learning process. The pragmatic target is to teach the pupils to make use of the dictionaries in terms of pronunciation.
Pronunciation is more than ‘listen and repeat’. Pronunciation includes features of language (vocabulary and grammar) and skills (speaking and listening). Like vocabulary and grammar, we pronounce by noticing and understanding rules and patterns which lie beneath the surface of speech. Thus, the students go deeper into the field of Phonetics. Phonetics is an essential part of a language, because it gives a language a definite form: the vocabulary and grammar of a language can function only when the language has its phonetic form.
The students are able to analyze the production of speech that looks at the interaction of different vocal organs, for example the lips, tongue and teeth, to produce particular sounds. By classification of speech, they focus on the sorting of speech sounds into categories which can be seen in both languages.
Co-teaching method is justified, as it is a norm to make comparative analyses in the Language classroom.
Grade 11-3
Teachers: A. Azizyan S. Brutyan


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