--

--

コメント

スポンサーサイト

上記の広告は1ヶ月以上更新のないブログに表示されています。
新しい記事を書く事で広告が消せます。
管理者にだけ表示を許可する

05

13

コメント

QW 051212 “Remember, you’re communicating.”

Today’s pronunciation session was quite fruitful and productive. I almost crushed and burned realizing there are way more things to be done to my pronunciation. Which means my pronunciation teacher seems to know what he's doing and I chose the right person to learn from. The teacher started his detailed feedback with a phrase “learning paradox”. I was going to summarize what he said in this QW piece, but I reconsidered that it’d be better for me to transcribe from the recording what he’d exactly said.

“I’d start with paradox. I’ll just formulate this, you know, sort of learning paradox now. Especially this is applicable when you’re learning an accent or improving pronunciation. Paradox is when you focus on your pronunciation too much you’ll end up actually giving up a couple of things here and there. When I say that, I mean, because you know, somebody is listening to you, you become conscious, right? The way you pronounce the words becomes a just a bit mechanical and contrived as it’s supposed it be more natural. You know what I mean? Especially you’re reading an article, you’re not reading like a dialogue, it’s not a conversation. You’re informing someone of something when reading the news. It’s not conversational. So that makes it more contrived. You know that I’m listening to you, and you’re listening to yourself, and probably you’re recording yourself as well. And because of that, you pay more attention to just all the little things and you end up sort of committing a mistake on the other things. It’s hard to balance between the two, but again, I’d call it a sort of paradox, learning paradox. Because the more you focus on your errors, the more you neglect some of... Having said that, sorry I always predicate my statement… Uh, first of all, I noticed that you’re, now, your fluctuation really has improved like you stress right words in a sentence. But sometimes there’s a tendency, for you, Aya, to have the same intonation pattern in a sentence…"

"… I did not want to use that word, but it’s, yeah, a bit mechanical and contrived versus natural. So I think one of the ways that you can improve that is for you to really understand what you try to say. Otherwise, you’re just like someone just reading for the heck of reading it, instead of really… You understand what you’re saying, and you wanna communicate to the listener with what you’re saying, and you really understand what you’re reading. That would help, Aya. I don’t think you gonna have the same intonation issues if you’re really communicating it. You’re not just reading. You’re communicating. Remember that, you know, you’re studying English, studying accents for all these things because you wanna communicate. You wanna communicate with people. And that’s one of the most important components for communication of course. For the speaker to be understood."

Understood.

(60 minutes / 485 words)

Post your QW product to "Quick Write Forum"!

3-6-12-the-learning-paradox.png
スポンサーサイト
管理者にだけ表示を許可する

プロフィール

Aya

Author:Aya
English learner

検索フォーム

Designed by

Ad

上記広告は1ヶ月以上更新のないブログに表示されています。新しい記事を書くことで広告を消せます。