‘Teaching Phonemic Symbols in English with the Help of Content Based Instruction at Tertiary Level’ by B. Ramya Devi & B. Lalitha Devi


In language classrooms at tertiary level, learners face problems in remembering the phonemic symbols which may result in mispronunciation and further affect their speech habits. In large classrooms it is often difficult for the teacher to give individual attention. For this purpose a teaching technique was developed which helps students in recognizing the symbols and remembering them for a long time. This was done with the help of content based instruction. The technique draws information from another discipline i.e. ‘Mathematics’ to explain the concept in language class i.e. ‘phonemic symbols’. This technique makes teaching more learner-centered and may further leads to self-learning.

Keywords: phonemic symbols, content based instruction.

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