Pronunciation for Listeners Webinar

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 16:00
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Pronunciation for listeners webinar

Think you heard it all? Think again! Expert listeners don't hear it all. They hear what's needed and disregard the 'noise'. But L2 listeners have to learn what counts as 'noise' in the target language. It’s not the ‘difficult’ words that present the biggest problem; it’s the ‘easy’ ones that are pronounced in unexpected ways. For example, a very fast ‘You know what I mean?’ can be very hard to decipher, and while the listener is struggling with it, they miss the more important words which immediately follow. This is a pity, because throwaway interjections like 'You know what I mean' aren't essential to the meaning. In this webinar, we will look at some aspects of pronunciation which, like this, can really hinder comprehension, and we will look at a few ideas and materials we can use to raise learners’ awareness of these aspects and help learners ‘hear beyond’ them. In this way, we can begin to actually teach listening, rather than just test it through comprehension questions.

For a book of material related to this talk, see Authentic Listening Resource Pack. See a sample lesson on Pronunciation for Listeners. For a talk on another aspect of listening, see Annie McDonald's Priming for Listening.

You'll find the slides and the audio from the webinar below.

PDF icon Mark Hancock DELTA Webinar .pdf4.36 MB
Audio icon 01 2E1.mp3497.22 KB
Audio icon 02 2E2.mp3272.03 KB
Audio icon 03 5E6.mp3637.28 KB
Audio icon 04 9E1.mp3117.25 KB
Audio icon 05 9E3.mp3552.57 KB
Audio icon 06 3E4.mp3388.49 KB
Audio icon 07 3E5.mp3797.76 KB
Audio icon 08 9E7.mp31.25 MB
Audio icon 09 3E1.mp3282.21 KB
Audio icon 10 3E2.mp31.9 MB
Audio icon 11 6E3.mp3604.45 KB
Audio icon 12 2E3.mp3602.7 KB



It sounds very interesting!I'd love to attend this seminar as I'm a techer of oral expression!
Mark Hancock's picture

Hi Monica. What's that?

Hi!!!!! I've been working with your books for 14 years.They're really useful.I'm an Argentinian teacher and I'm anxious to attend the webinar!

HI! I have a question.It says that the webinar starts at 6.00 but I live in Argentina.How shall I know what time it starts in my coun try?
Mark Hancock's picture

Hi, it starts 16:00 (4pm) UK time. According to google, that seems to be 13:00 (1pm) in Argentina...

I'd like to join it right now.
Mark Hancock's picture

Hi Marwa Just found your message. It's now over. You had to go through the Delta link at the top of this page to get to it. But don't worry, a recording of it will be available soon.

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