Pronunciation

Just published: 50 Tips for Teaching Pronunciation

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Just published: 50 Tips for Teaching Pronunciation - hancockmcdonald.com/blog/just-published-50-tips-teaching-pronunciation

This new book outlines a complete approach and philosophy of pronunciation teaching, in the form of 50 very accessible two-page tips. More about it here!

Mark Hancock's 50 Tips for Pronunciation Teaching

Mark Hancock's 50 Tips for Pronunciation Teaching - hancockmcdonald.com/books/titles/mark-hancocks-50-tips-pronunciation-teaching
This user-friendly book draws on Mark Hsancock's wealth of knowledge and experience to provide 50 practical tips that will be useful for teachers of all levels of experience.

APIBA: Top 6 pronunciation issues for Spanish-speaking learners

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Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 15:00
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APIBA Webinar
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Buenos Aires
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Top 6 pronunciation issues for Spanish-speaking learners - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/top-6-pronunciation-issues-spanish-speaking-learners

In this practical webinar, we look at some of the most important pronunciation issues for Spanish-speaking learners of English. A PDF of the slides can be downloaded below. The presentation contains example activities taken from the recently publishd PronPack 6: Pronunciation of English for Spanish Speakers.

Woman and Wolf

Woman and Wolf - hancockmcdonald.com/materials/woman-and-wolf

The English phoneme /w/ presents difficulties for learners from a wide range of language backgrounds, but not always for the same reason. Some pronounce the /w/ like a /v/ so that west becomes vest. Others interpret it as a vowel sound, so that woman becomes ooman.

PronPack 5: Pronunciation of English for Spanish Speakers

PronPack 5: Pronunciation of English for Spanish Speakers - hancockmcdonald.com/books/titles/pronpack-5-pronunciation-english-spanish-speakers

PronPack 5: Pronunciation of English for Spanish Speakers provides materials for 18 lessons focusing on common difficulties faced by Spanish-speaking learners.

Pronunciation: Muscle, Mind, Meaning, Memory

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Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 13:00
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TESOL SPLIS Webinar
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TESOL International
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Pronunciation: Muscle, Mind, Meaning, Memory - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/pronunciation-muscle-mind-meaning-memory-5

This webinar looks at four kinds of classroom activities and materials for teaching pronunciation. Here are links to the resources mentioned in the talk:

The chart

A maze

IPA: Symbols of Power?

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Modern English Teacher 29.3 July 2020
Mark Hancock IPA Symbols of Power
This article, which first appeared in Modern English Teacher 29.3 (July 2020), argues for a more democratic use of the IPA phonemic symbols in English language teaching.

Pronunciation and Privilege

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Pronunciation and Privilege by Mark Hancock
This short article is a reflection on the privilege wrongfully enjoyed by 'native speakers' in the world of ELT.

Mazes, Maps, Rhymes & Raps: Pronunciation Made Practical

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Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 12:45
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IH Barcelona
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Mazes, Maps, Rhymes & Raps: Pronunciation Made Practical - hancockmcdonald.com/node/620/edit

Pronunciation teaching can be a joy – it doesn’t have to be all complicated theory and difficult symbols. With a playful and experimental approach, it can be a part of the lesson that your students look forward to most. In this session, we will take a look at some example activities designed to practise some of the pronunciation features that Spanish learners need to focus on.

Pronunciation Teaching Post-ELF

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Friday, February 7, 2020 - 18:00
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IH Barcelona
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Mark Hancock at #ihbcnelt

 Most learners today need English to communicate in a lingua franca (ELF) environment. The recognition of this fact has disrupted pronunciation teaching. What model can learners aspire to if not a ‘native speaker’ model? What can be considered ‘correct’ or ‘incorrect’? In this talk, we will look at what is to become of pronunciation teaching these post-ELF times.

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