Phil's EFL Support Site

for English Language Teachers studying for Masters or Diplomas




Welcome to Phil's Wonderful World of Phonology:
This is a six part reflective introduction to phonology, which hopefully captures the wonders of our language in use and encourages you to
start focusing on this area of language more frequently in all your classes.

1. An Introduction to Phonology
A gap fill worksheet that divides phonology into five main areas, which are the focus of the other worksheets. There is also a link to the answer key and a commentary.

2. The Phonemic Chart & Sounds in Isolation
A series of exercises that builds your awareness of the phonemic script and finishes with ways of using the chart in the classroom.

3. Sounds in Combination
A group of exercises that focus on the four main linking devises and give you the opportunity to practice your phonemic script recognition and production.

5. Rhythmic stress & weakening
A worksheet to get you looking at weak forms and including 23 classroom activities.

A bibliography for phonology
The books I've used most over the last few years.



Sterling's Online Phonology Course
An excellent introduction to phonology by Stephen Luscombe - covers just about everything and is the best I've found on the Net.

Discovering Phonetics
An article by Veronica Makarova in 'The Language Teacher Online' with a very good bibliography.

Phonetic fonts
Download phonetic fonts for either Mac or Windows users.

Phonology introduction
A seven part introduction to build your awareness as a teacher. Some good activities to use with your students as well.

English Pronunciation
A nicely worked site from the ESL department at the Okanagan University College in Canada.

English Pronunciation - the sounds
A good site, from the Hong Kong Virtual Language Centre, which focuses on sounds in isolation.

The Sounds of English
A good site. I particularly like the tips for teachers.

A Case Study of Pronunciation Teaching
Materials evaluation and adaptation on the treatment of pronunciation in The New Cambridge English Course (Vol. 1) by Costas Gabrielatos.