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by CplK
Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Brazilian Portuguese speaker
Replies: 3
Views: 4404

Re: Brazilian Portuguese speaker

Hi Susan,
Yes, in doing research I consulted Swan's Learner English. It validated that this feature exists, but gave no practical advice on how to teach to the problem!
Thank you,
CplK
by CplK
Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Brazilian Portuguese speaker syllable deletion
Replies: 0
Views: 3641

Brazilian Portuguese speaker syllable deletion

Hello, I am a newish ESL teacher working with Brazilian Portuguese speaker from sale Paulo living here in New York for 10 years. She tends to drop the ends of 2 and 3-syllable words such as, e.g. part for party, move for movie, and document for documentary. In doing research online and in several bo...
by CplK
Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Brazilian Portuguese speaker
Replies: 3
Views: 4404

Brazilian Portuguese speaker

Hi, I am struggling with a student in the US 10 years originally fr Sao Paulo. She tends to drop the last syllable off 2 and 3 syllable words so that "party" sound like "part", "coffee" like "cough', "movie" like "move". In researching this, I have found reference to "elision of unstressed syllables...