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Elocution to 'talk posh' no but...

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Ramjam, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Ramjam

    Ramjam New commenter

    With a partner from Liverpool, I might have reason to want elocution lessons for some children. Actually I'd just settle for them saying th and f in the right place. Once they know that 3 is spelt three I suppose it doesn't matter if they say free but saying it properly only requires a little effort. If the little finks would only think, I'd be happy . When they tell me they fought of a good idea, I first remind them it is thought, and then resort to asking fought with whom. They think it's funny but at least they correct themselves.
     
  2. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    There was an article in the TES this week about a primary in Essex, Basildon I think, who had introduced elocution for their children. Seemed to have made a great different in spelling and writing.
     
  3. greta444

    greta444 New commenter

    Yes, we find that regional accents are affecting spelling and levels in oracy as 'standard English' isn't being used by these children (different from an accent, I know but same kids)
    Don't think the parents would be open to eloctution lessons!!
     
  4. cariad2

    cariad2 New commenter

    The English co-ordinator who introduced the elecution lessons, was speaking on Radio 4 yesterday. She had a very strong Essex accent herself, and didn't pronounce the final "l" or final "t" on words. If her students speak in the same way, it's not surprising that their spelling was poor.
     
  5. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    When I was 8 or 9 my mum sent me off to elecution lessons to help with my spelling ... it didn't help!
     

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