The Mirroring Project (Lindgren, et. al, 2005, Meyers, 2013, 2014, Tarone & Meyers, forthcoming) is a holistic and “top-down” approach used to improve the suprasegmentals and intelligibility of international teaching assistants (ITAs) giving short, oral monologues. While a rich history of literature supports the use of this approach with ITAs, a gap exists in how to support the growing population of international priests and seminarians in the US similarly needing to perform short oral monologues, but in a liturgical setting. This case study is an exploration of whether an adapted mirroring approach can be effective in improving the suprasegmental elements and intelligibility of an international seminarian training to preach in North American English (NAE).
1 online resource (PDF, 62 pages). Submitted as a Plan B paper in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Master of Arts degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Second Language Education Program, Department of Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Minnesota.
Wicker, Shawna K.
Mirroring MLK: Improving intelligibility in homilies for international priests and seminarians.
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