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What Variety of Nigerian English Do You Speak

The Institute of Certified Communicators has identified two varieties of Englishes of Nigerian English. Which type of Nigerian English do you speak? Read on to find out and learn how our accent reduction course can help you speak English that will be understood anywhere in the world.   There are two varieties of Nigerian Englishes General Nigerian English Pronunciation (GNEP) Regional Nigerian English Pronunciation (RNEP) General Nigerian English Pronunciation (GNEP):… Read More »What Variety of Nigerian English Do You Speak

English Class Resources: ERI English Broadcast 12/3/2019

Our English class resources for the week: African Values What do you have that you can share with others? Is it ideas, food, clothes, knowledge, money? Learn the importance of giving in this week’s edition of African Values.     Reading Platform What reading skills do you need to become a confident and entertaining reader? Listen to this excerpt from FRIENDS (by Evelyn Edordu) and pay attention to details.  … Read More »English Class Resources: ERI English Broadcast 12/3/2019

Spoken English Class Resources: ERI English Broadcast 26/11/2019

Our Spoken English class resources for the week: Reading Platform We provide you with the opportunity to become a confident and entertaining reader. Listen to this excerpt from Friends (by Evelyn Edordu)       Diction Class This week on Diction Class, we take on Words Connect. When we speak, we do not say words as if they are standing alone. Listen to how these in connect in sentences: She’s… Read More »Spoken English Class Resources: ERI English Broadcast 26/11/2019

Spoken English Class Resources: ERI English Broadcast 19/11

Spoken English class resources for the week We bring you Kids Think. Students are given scenarios and they talk about what they would do if confronted with same. In this edition, pupils of Good Shepherd Schools, Lagos share their thinking on what they’ll do IF on your way back home, and you noticed from a distance that the window of your house is broken, your door is slightly opened—ajar. You also… Read More »Spoken English Class Resources: ERI English Broadcast 19/11

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How to Teach the Long u Sound

The long u sound is the ninth in the list of vowels of the English Sound System. Like /ɔ:/, we produce this sound with rounded lips. Also, it is a universal sound just like all the other long sounds we have previously discussed on our blog. You can check through our previous blogs to learn about the long e, a, and the/ɔ:/ sounds. In Nigeria, all the major dialects have… Read More »How to Teach the Long u Sound

Spoken English Class Resources: ERI English Broadcast 7/11/19

Spoken English class resources for the day Words of the Week Do you know how to say the days of the week? Some people have difficulty saying Wednesday and Saturday. Get to know the days of the week and more on Words of the Week. Diction Class Join us in the Diction class as we learn how to say loud and faint parts of words(stress).     And on  Stories… Read More »Spoken English Class Resources: ERI English Broadcast 7/11/19

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How to teach the long /ɔ:/ sound

The /ɔ:/ sound is one of the symbols of the International Phonetics Association’s (IPA). It is the seventh sound in the list of vowels or the English Sound System. It is produced with rounded lips.  Like the long ‘e’, and /a:/ it is a universal sound. In Nigeria, all the major dialects have the vowel, so it is not a difficult sound for Nigerians to articulate. Each time you say… Read More »How to teach the long /ɔ:/ sound

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How to teach the long ‘a’ sound

The long ‘a’ is the fifth sound in the International Phonetics Association’s (IPA) list of vowels. When you look at the vowel quadrilateral, it is a back open sound. Like the long ‘e’, /a:/ is a universal sound. In Nigeria, all the major dialects have the vowel, so it is not a difficult sound for Nigerians to articulate. If you have ever visited a dentist, then you said /a:/. Also,… Read More »How to teach the long ‘a’ sound

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How to teach the long ‘e’ sound /i:/

The long ‘e’ /i:/ sound is the first sound in the International Phonetics Association’s (IPA) list of vowel sounds. When you look at the vowel quadrilateral, it is the first sound you see. We could describe the long ‘e’ sound as a universal sound. In Nigeria, all the major dialects have the sound, so it is not a difficult sound for Nigerians to articulate. The only difference that can be… Read More »How to teach the long ‘e’ sound /i:/

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How to Teach Silent Letters

Beginning readers are often confused by silent letters. They have been taught that each letter has a corresponding sound or more than one sound. So, they are looking out for how to link letters to sounds as they read. The concept of silent letters goes against the first rule they have learnt.  They need to be given direct instruction on the addendum to the rule. Letters are silent for various… Read More »How to Teach Silent Letters