Mark Hancock's 50 Tips for Pronunciation Teaching

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This short book is my 'manifesto' on pronunciation teaching. The 50 'tips' are classified into three sections corresponding to why, what and how: 'Why' = goals and models; 'What' = phonology; 'How' = pedagogy. Here's a review by Judy Tobin from IATEFL Voices, and below is a list of contents:
A. GOALS AND MODELS

Keep your eye on the goal
1 Focus on intelligibility
2 Be coherent about outcomes
3 Don’t obsess about target models
Focus on the students
4 Discuss the class objectives
5 Find out what motivates them
6 Find out about your students’ L1
7 Be aware of factors that can affect the learner’s pronunciation
Focus on the context
8 Raise awareness of English as a Lingua Franca
9 Identify priorities
10 Focus on accommodation skills
11 Identify any special purposes
Focus on the teacher
12 Don’t worry that your own accent is ‘non-standard’
13 Be aware of your own accent

B. WHAT TO TEACH

What aspects should I teach?
14 Be selective
15 Don’t be afraid to simplify
Consonants and vowels
16 Show how sounds are made
17 Show how phonemes change meaning
18 Understand that sounds vary in context
19 Be aware of accent variation
Sounds, symbols and spelling
20 Decide whether to use phonemic symbols
21 Be clear about what phonemic symbols represent
22 Show how the chart is organised
23 Help learners notice spelling patterns
Connected speech
24 Focus on word stress
25 Help students to notice rhythm
26 Raise awareness of connected speech
Stress & Intonation
27 Be clear about ‘sentence stress’
28 Decide how to approach intonation
29 Connect intonation and context
Integrating pronunciation
30 Integrate pronunciation with grammar and lexis
31 Integrate pronunciation with listening
32 Bringing more pronunciation into a busy course

C. HOW TO TEACH IT

How to teach pronunciation
33 Encourage a growth mindset
34 Build on what learners already know and feel
Presentation
35 Develop a class vocabulary
36 Be mindful about drilling
37 Focus on the physical
38 Encourage cognitive engagement
39 Raise awareness of rules and patterns
Practice
40 Use communication activities
41 Use games and puzzles
42 Use drama and role-play
43 Use chants and rhymes
Feedback and assessment
44 Give informative feedback
45 Control your correction reflex
46 Assess learners’ progress
47 Help learners to deal with misunderstandings
Resources
48 Use resources for teachers
49 Make your own materials
50 Support learner autonomy

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ISBN: 
9781108744966

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Page count: 
115
Published: 
2020
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