Page linking to resources supporting OUP books for Adult Learners. Lots of ways to choose how to get to your resources (book, level, usage etc). Resources for both students and teachers. Choose what works best for your students – a one page, one lesson approach, a focus on speaking, a balance of all four language skills – using print and digital resources.
Like to know the rules? Some learners benefit from understanding the system that underlies the language they are learning. This resource combines audio, video and flash animation to demonstrate the pronunciation of particular sounds of English.
Select one of the different types of Consonant (stops [p-t-k, b-d-g], fricatives [f-v, th-th, s-z, sh-ge], affricates [ch-dg], nasals [m-n-ng], liquids [l, r], or glides [w, y]) or Vowel (monophthongs [a, i, u etc], or - more likely for English - diphthongs [ai, ei, ou, au]).
You can learn the symbols if you like, but it's perhaps more useful to try to spot patterns and perhaps notice words or sounds you tend to mispronounce. Like many learning activities, best used little and often, rather than in a long session which is likely to prove confusing.
You can find free classroom materials to download, from short activities to full lesson plans, for teaching kids and adults. There are also articles on aspects of teaching, and free teacher development and teacher training materials.