The Sound of Silence – Pronunciation in the secondary school English course

• 18. Jän 2023 • English Studio, Pädagogische Hochschule Steiermark, Radioigel Campus

Pronunciation in the secondary school English course of studies puts a focus on many different aspects that have to do with speaking English in public, especially pronunciation and fluency. In the winter semester, students have been looking at silent picture books (books that contain only illustrations, no text), enjoying them, summarising their evaluation, and thinking about how to use them in the classroom. In the field of children’s literature, wordless picture books, or silent books, are visual narrations offering readers the chance to experiment new ways of reading images and using words. To practice their communicative skills and to hone their pronunciation skills, they are now going to talk about the relevance of silent picture books for teaching all types of communicative activities in the classroom. This was a task for the students to work on during the semester to practice their speaking skills and pronunciation, but also to think about using the books with their students. They had one introductory session at the radio studio and had time to think about and prepare their content.

Presentation and Responsibility: Prof. Agnes Haidacher-Horn