Cours et matériau


Wikipedia on Phonetics

A Little Encyclopaedia of Phonetics (93 page PDF document by Peter Roach)

Online Phonology Course (Welcome to Stirling University's on-line phonology course. This course has been designed as a self-access course for all those interested in learning the script and identifying the sounds of the phonology of RP.)

Sounds of English (An explanation of the sound system of English, including diagrams and example sounds in .au format. There is also a teaching tips page.)

Phonetics (You can actually visualize how sounds are produced)

The John and Muriel Higgins Home Page (A rather large compilation of different RP minimal pairs, homophones and homographs.)

John HIGGINS: Minimal Pairs (The most complete lists of Minimal pairs to be used in listening tests and pronunciation exercises.)

Peter Ladefoged (An introduction to the sounds of languages by Peter Ladefoged)

David Brett(An online course with many exercices)

Professor John Wells (teaches phonetics at the University of London)

Bielefeld University Course (Dearest creature in creation Studying English pronunciation ...)

University of Helsinki (The Department of Speech Sciences represents multidisciplinary expertise on speech. Teaching and research are practised in three subjects: Logopedics, General Phonetics and Speech Communication.)

Pronunciation of English (A course from the University of Pennsylvania Department of Linguistics)

Learning Vowels (This document tells you how to make any required vowel in any accent.)

Pronouncing English Sounds (The purpose of this section is to help learners of English with the pronunciation of specific sounds.) (Online pronunciation Guides with Instant Sound)

UEfAP (Listening comprehension and note-taking. Academic listening usually involves trying to follow a lecture or discussion in English and writing adequate notes on it.) (Des cours d'initiation très simples à la prononciation de l'anglais.)

Stress Fonemic ( All spoken languages are 100% phonemic since meaning is conveyed by variations in sound.)

Eva Easton's authentic American pronunciation

Resources for phonological therapy (Links to various PDF documents suggested by Caroline Bowen, Speech-Language Pathologist)

MP3 Recordings (All the audio documents from the 'Evaluation en Classe de Seconde' brochures)

Materials for phonology (Practice resources for learners and materials for teacher development.)

English Spelling Reform ( Spelling Reformers typically want to write with a dictionary pronunciation guide rather than traditional English spelling.)

Grapheme-Phoneme Correspondence Tables (GP Tables provide one useful way to compare different phonemic schemes. It quickly spots mergers or cases where the same symbol is used to represent more than one sound.)

Phonics ( Resources for primary schools using Phonics) + Spelling Reform

Learning the IPA for English (by Dr. Johanna E. Rubba English Department Linguistics California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California.) + Definitions

Phonics and accents (from a talk by John Wells, UCL.)

Alyne PIAZZA (The pronunciation of English sounds + exercices)

Prosodia : un logiciel pour travailler la prosodie de l'anglais. Voir en particulier le très intéressant manuel pédagogique.



Virelangues et autres jeux sur les mots

Michael Recks (The largest available on-line database of international tongue twisters.)

The tongue Twister Database (This page was originally created to give a good group of tongue twisters to people in speech therapy, to people who want to work on getting rid of an accent, or to people who just plain like tongue twisters.)

CAN 8 Virtual Lab (Numerous tongue twisters you can listen to)

Spoonerisms (Spoonerisms are words or phrases in which letters or syllables get swapped. This often happens accidentally in slips of the tongue (or tips of the slung as Spoonerisms are often affectionately called!)

More spoonerisms

Homophones (page d'activités de Michelle HENRY)



Symboles phonétiques à écouter

BBC - British Council (Help your students hear the sounds of English by clicking on the symbols of this pronunciation chart.)

Washington University (Vowels and Diphthongs of American and British English)

Leong Ping (Rather than throttle your tutor's throat for the answers to your transcription woes, it might be a good idea to consult this page first.)

OUP (Check your pronunciation of English sounds. The files are in Flash format.)

Poster phonologique (Cliquez sur la vignette pour entendre l'expression. Puis cliquez sur l'oeil pour voir une sélection de mots se prononçant de la même façon, mais n'ayant pas forément la même orthographe.)

All symbols on one page (Click and listen)

Listen to symbols (Click and listen)

IPA Charts (Click and listen)

The sounds of American English ( UIOWA edu)

International EFL Café ( Spelling and symbols)



Tout sur les symboles phonétiques

Phonetic alphabet (from the official site of the International Phonetic Association)

The International Phonetic Association (The International Phonetic Association promotes the scientific study of phonetics and the various practical applications of that science.)

Phonetic Fonts (To install the Phonetics Font, you need to download the font file and save it on your computer.)

SIL Fonts (SIL International has produced several font sets over the years that allow for the transcription of linguistic data using the International Phonetic Alphabet.)

IPA Phonetic Typewriter (You can use this tool to type phonemic symbols to be inserted in a word processor. You can also use it to produce the code needed to insert phonemic symbols in a web page.)

Phonemic symbol (A4 size classroom posters of phonemic symbols with examples. The posters are in PDF.) You can listen to all the words on the posters by heading here.

Test on symbols (Drag and drop exercice)

Phonetic Flash (Test your knowledge of symbols)

Sephonics (This freeware includes seven different exercises for practising English pronounciation and the phonetic alphabet, including a phonetic memory game to relax between the lessons!)

Lexilogos (Clavier multilingue en ligne)

Phonmap (Phonmap makes it easy to write/represent spoken words in 'phonemic script' without having to search through large font tables. Just run the program and write your word(s) using the mouse to select characters from the chart.)

UCL (This page is intended to help you get phonetic symbols into a word-processed document. It is intended primarily for people running Word using the Unicode phonetic symbol font routinely supplied by Microsoft.)

Consonant and Vowel Charts (In this section of the tutorial you can find charts showing both consonants and vowels - these are in the standard format used by most phoneticians and phonologists.)

Describing Vowels (Repeat each of the following vowels several times in succession, paying close attention to what your tongue body is doing as you move from one vowel to the other.)

Phonemic Transcription / Chart of all 44 symbols / Chart of Vowels

Vowels from a phonetic perspective (Essentially, there are two perspectives from which we can describe vowels and consonants, a phonetic and a phonological one.)

The speech accent archive (This website allows users to compare the demographic and linguistic backgrounds of the speakers in order to determine which variables are key predictors of each accent.)



Documents sonores et activités en ligne

ELLO Interviews (More than 2600 interviews to listen to: slide show, quiz and text+audio.)

ELLO Clips (These listening activities are designed to help students learn academic English and prepare for tests such as the TOEFL, TOEIC, and IELTS. Each clip has six news stories.)

ELLO (In these listening activities, six different speakers answer the same question. In the flash activities, there are two questions that follow each speaker's audio.)

Soundguide (Le site interactif de compréhension de l'anglais de notre collègue Rodolphe MAUREL)

Banqoutils (Une présentation remaniée des diférents outils d'évaluation proposés par le Ministère)

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab (To find a quiz, use the search form )

Universal Teacher (On this page you will find links to digital audio recordings of poems, prose and drama texts.)

BBC Voices (Take an online audio journey with the BBC voices recordings)

Language Learning Tips (This webpage highlights useful ideas for preparing to study English overseas. Each tip contains questions, an audio recording, and the transcript.)

ESL Activities (3 levels are available: beginning, intermediate, advanced)

ESL Pronunciation Work (With these links you can listen to native speakers, some with different American accents and dialects, and hear examples of the topics we have been studying in our classes. Take your time with these!)

Sentence Stress (Listen to sentences and spot the stressed words)

English Phonetics Activities (Página web premiada en la convocatoria 2003 de Premios de innovación e investigación educativa por la Consejería de Educación y Cultura del Gobierno de La Rioja.)



Exercices de discrimination audio (des présentations sonores de l’alphabet français et de l’alphabet phonétique international ainsi que des exercices de discrimination et des jeux pour vous aider à appréhender les sons et rythmes du français.)

The vowel machine (The Vowel Machine is a program designed to help you to learn to recognise English vowel sounds. Each time you click the SPIN button, three words will appear and you will hear one of them. Your task is to choose the right one.)

Ship or (English language pronunciation practice with minimal pairs and Instant Sound - simply mouse over to hear sounds.)

David Brett (many exercices to practise minimal pairs)

CAN 8 Virtual Lab (Okanagan University College: minimal pairs, dictations, tongue twisters)

Quiz sur les paires minimales (Un quiz Hot Potatoes sans son.)

Manythings Org (Minimal Pair Practice & Quizzes)

Practical American English audio course (These units provide models of key dialogues for surviving and building relationships in today's English-speaking societies + examples of language and situations commonly found in Western university campuses..)

Minimal pairs and articulation activities (Minimal pairs, listening lists and more for phonological and articulation therapy.)

Minimal pairs (Listen to pairs in contrast)

Word lists (Word Lists for phonological awareness, phonemic manipulation, reading and spelling.)

Auditory Bombardment (The lists you find here were designed for use in auditory bombardment as envisioned by Barbara Hodson. You may also find them useful for other applications. Click on cancel and wait for the list to download.)

Listening Quizzes (This area is continually expanding with new quizzes and categories so make sure to visit often.)

Comaudio On line (You can listen to many different kinds of audio items and read the texts at the same time.)

Anglais (QCM en ligne sur enregistrement)



Suggestions d'activités pour enseigner la prononciation

137 idées d'exercices interactifs (Ce document Word recense un grand nombre de suggestions d'activités réalisables)

Teaching Pronunciation ( Various suggestions from various sites)

Testing Pronunciation (Various papers on what/how to test)

David F. Dalton (A brief and basic paper illustrating some helpful classroom activities:minimal pair discrimination, drills for isolating problematic sounds and an amusing exercise combining art and speech perception.)

Marsha Chan (Improving Oral Intelligibility with the Stress Stretch)

Pronunciation activities (The British Council suggests practical activities to help students with English pronunciation.)

Dave's ESL Café - Listening (Ideas on how your students can improve their listening comprehension.)

David's ESL Café - Pronunciation (Ideas on how your students can improve their pronunciation.)

CS-POIRES (Mise en oeuvre de la compréhension orale)

Relaxed pronunciation (All languages have spoken forms which are unacceptable when written but completely acceptable when spoken. That's why I think it is so important to alert your students to the differences between the written and spoken forms.)

Speech therapy ideas (This guide was designed to provide quick access to speech and language resources for families, Speech-Language Pathologists, students, and professionals in related disciplines.)



Dictionnaires sonores en ligne

Howjsay / Wordreference (US + UK + API) / Webster
Si vous utilisez Firefox, installez le module 'Pronounce'

American Heritage Dictionary (70,000 audio word pronunciations)

The CMU Pronouncing Dictionary (The CMU Pronouncing Dictionary is a machine-readable pronunciation dictionary for North American English that contains over 100,000 words and their transcriptions.)

Planète Anglais (21.000 mots prononcés: fichiers audios enregistrés par des anglophones. Entrez votre mot, écoutez-le prononcé.)


Jeux, dictées, quizzes

ELLO Listening Games (In the listening game activities, students must click on the correct picture to advance. During the audio, the listener will see a selection of pictures and must choose the correct one.)

Dictations (first, the whole passage is read at normal speed for you to listen for gist; second, each phrase is read slowly twice, with punctuation, as you write; then the whole passage is read again for you to check your work; finally, the written text is shown - count your mistakes.)

Enchanted Learning (Picture Dictionary organized by the sound at the beginning of the word.)

Turbo Mots (par notre collègue Renée MAUFROID)

Phonetics Guessing (A PDF document by Ruth Sanchez Garcia)

Phonics (There are 44 phonemes that children are taught in school to aid their reading, writing and spelling. Click on a phoneme and play the activities.)

Intonation (Test your perception of intonation.)

Ze Inglish four ze French (Aimed at the difficulties the French have with some phonems. You can record your voice and compare it to a model.)



Lexique: images, mots ou lettres cliquables à écouter

OUP - Audio Words (Various vocabulary banks)

OUP - Audio Phrases (Various phrases to listen to)

Focus on phonics (Click on the letters to hear the sounds)

Language Guide (Click on pictures and listen.)

Teachionary (An easy fun way to learn basic words)

Learn English (Sounds associated with the vocabulary pages. Click on the word to hear the spoken English.)

1500 Words of Globish (Listen to words)



Pages de compilations de liens

Webographie impressionnante sur le site de l'association ALOES

Phonetics and Phonology Links (This page has a collection of links to online documents on phonetics, phonology and the International Phonetic Alphabet that are particularly interesting or helpful.)

Resources for studying phonetics on the Net (All of the programs mentioned are freeware, or demos, or released under the GNU General Public License)

The IPA Suggested Links (The IPA does not guarantee the maintenance or validity of these sites, but provides the links as a general service to the Phonetics community.)

Michelle HENRY (Remarquable compilation sur le site académique de Nancy-Metz)

Didier MADELAINE - Phonétique et aussi Didier MADELAINE - Compréhension de l'oral

Page de Versailles

Washington Faculty (Resources For Studying Spoken English)

ESL Pronunciation Work (With these links you can listen to native speakers, some with different American accents and dialects, and hear examples of the topics we have been studying in our classes.)

Authentic American Pronunciation (Teaching/testing/about pronunciation + activities, alphabet and many more)

Audiofile (Recording, editing, finding, using sound for the classroom.)

Vasta (List of Internet Resources for Voice and Speech Professionals.)