Pronunciation

Post-ELF Pronunciation Teaching Poland

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Friday, September 21, 2018 - 14:45
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IATEFL Poland
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27th IATEFL Poland Conference Wrocław
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What does pronunciation teaching look like, once we assimilate the basic fact that English is a global lingua franca? In this presentation, we will explore that question. We will look at which aspects of pronunciation are essential for intelligibility and which aspects are more optional. We will look in more detail at how this distinction manifests itself on a phonemic chart.

BrELT Pron Workout

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Friday, September 7, 2018 - 15:15
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BrELT
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Hi everybody - download the materials for the workshop below!

Post-ELF at BrELT on the Road

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Friday, September 7, 2018 - 08:00
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BrELT on the Road 2018
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Colégio Emilie De Villeneuve, São Paulo
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Mark says: BrELT is "A Global ELT Community Made by Brazilians", and apart from energetically connecting teachers in online chats and sharing forums, they organise "On the Road" events, which people can attend in person. This year's edition is in São Paulo and I have been invited to be the first speaker on the day. This is what I plan to speak about:

Pronunciation Teaching Post-ELF

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The article in the PDF below discusses pronunciation teaching and how it needs to be modified in a situation where the target language happens to be the global lingua franca. It originally appeared as a series of blog posts on PronPack.com.

Teaching Pronunciation: muscle, mind, meaning, memory

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 00:15
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Take a look at a video of an English pronunciation lesson, with me using materials and techniques from my books PronPack 1-4 (http://pronpack.com/) I explain that there are four kinds of activities, which may be summed up as muscle, mind, meaning and memory.

PronPack 1-4 wins an ELTons prize for Innovation in Teacher Resources!

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Monday, June 18, 2018 - 17:00
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PronPack 1-4 by Mark Hancock made it through three rounds of rigorous judging to win the 2018 ELTons Award for Innovation in Teacher Resources, a prestigious award for innovation in the English language teaching sector.

Read more about PronPack here!

The Soundchart Workshop

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Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 10:00
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Webinar
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TESOL Spain
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The video below is Mark Hancock's webinar for TESOL Spain, explaining the Sound Chart and how to teach with it. The topics and minute-counter references are given below, so you can pick and watch the sections which interest you most.

Fruit Rhyme

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This is a rhyme designed to work over the melody of the French nursery rhyme Frère Jacques. The melody is represented by the position of the words on the musical stave.

Towards a Pedagogic Phonology Post-ELF

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 09:15
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IATEFL 2018
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Brighton, Room: 'Dukes'
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Do you remember the millennium bug? We were all warned that on new year’s day of 2000, our computers would cease to function properly. Didn’t happen. What DID happen around that time however was a quiet but seismic shift in assumptions about the goals of pronunciation teaching.

Get Fit Rap

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This short video (see link below) is a rap. It features a high density of the vowel minimal pair in ship and sheep – namely, fit and feet, sit and seat, bit and beat and fill and feel. Note that the vowel in the first word in each pair is shorter, with the mouth muscles more relaxed.

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