Welcome! If you teach or tutor refugees, young or old, than you’ve come to the right place. Several years ago, I worked as a Case Manager in refugee resettlement. Though brief, this experience was the catalyst that started me on my journey as an ESL instructor and current graduate student in the field of Foreign Language Education/TESOL. It is my hope that this blog may serve as a place for educators to network with one another in the service of refugee students.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
The Speech Accent Archive
The Speech Accent Archive is available to us through George Mason University. The site allows you to browse through and listen to the many English accents found across the globe. Simply click on an area of the map and then on the flag which marks the location of a particular accent. If your students are having a difficult time understanding the spoken English of individuals from New York or Georgia, Paris, China or Spain, then this site it for them! Each speech example lists the age and origin of the individual speaking in the clip and every clip utilizes the same short reading, making comparisons that much easier.
Click here to visit the Speech Accent Archive or look for the link under “Resources.”