Focus on the Learner


We have assumed that most of you will focus on Italian learners for this assignment. So, with this in mind, here are some useful files and links for you to refer to during this assignment:

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  1. -How to maximise student interaction in classroom.
  2. -Considerations when dealing with vocabulary in class.
  3. - Why students' progress stalls sometimes.
  4. - False cognates between English and Italian.
  5. http://a4esl.org/q/h/grammar.html - An excellent 'self study' site for grammar activities.
  6. - Adrian Underhill's phonemic chart with a short overview.
  7. - An overview and rationale of the Colour Coded Chart from 2006
  8. - How to implement the Colour Coded Phonemic Chart
  9. - The updated chart as of November 2010 which adresses the voiced/unvoiced consonants in the last row.
  10. - An excellent introduction to classroom correction and feedback techniques.
  11. An excellent site from Ireland about adult literacy
  12. http://esl.fis.edu/grammar/langdiff/italian.htm/ A site which provides typical mistakes and corrections
  13. Ted Powerhas created a very useful site for a number of learners of English, it does refer mostly to pronunciation errors.
  14. A short overview of general phonological problems for learners of English
  15. The following site allows you to insert, copy and paste IPA symbols into a word document!


A presentation about the Colour Coded Phonemic Chart on display in our school.
  • Pause the video when you need to do a task/reflect.
  • Remember that there are articles on this site that explain the chart & give ideas on how to use it!



On a 'fun'' note:



Best of luck with this assignment!