Pronunciation

Mark's spelling maze 'y'

Mark's spelling maze 'y' - hancockmcdonald.com/materials/marks-spelling-maze-y
Funny letter, Y – sometimes more like a consonant, other times more like a vowel – as in this maze. Go from Try to Fly only if the ‘y’ sounds like ‘eye’. Easy!

Mark's spelling maze 'ow'

Mark's spelling maze 'ow' - hancockmcdonald.com/materials/marks-spelling-maze-ow
A. Where now? Moscow! B. Loads of snow? Moscow! Which rhymes for you – A or B? For me, it’s B, but for many American speakers it’s A. Ok, it’s not earth-shattering news, but the question is the tip of an iceberg when it comes to the pronunciation of the spelling OW.

Mark's spelling maze 'ou'

Mark's spelling maze 'ou' - hancockmcdonald.com/materials/marks-spelling-maze-ou
You have to get from house to out only stepping on stones with that same vowel sound. Trouble is, all of the words contain the treacherous vowel digraph OU, which has many other pronunciations apart from the 'out' vowel. So it's a phonic awareness game!

Mark's spelling mazes 'i'

Mark's spelling mazes 'i' - hancockmcdonald.com/materials/marks-spelling-mazes-i
This maze focuses on the single letter i, and how it's pronounced. Short vowel usually, but not when it's in a vowel digraph, a 'magic e', and 'r' and a few other oddities. Note that the 'magic e' rule doesn't work in the case of 'give', for some reason.

Mark's spelling maze 'ea'

Mark's spelling maze 'ea' - hancockmcdonald.com/materials/marks-spelling-maze-ea
This maze focuses on the vowel digraph 'ea'. Usuailly, this represents the /i:/ sound, as in 'teach', but there are also plenty of exceptions which often trip learners up, like 'pear'!

Say it to hear it: pronunciation to benefit listening skills

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Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 16:00
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TESOL Spain
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Online
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We often think of pronunciation in terms of productive skills, but it’s equally important for receptive ones. Indeed, some aspects of pronunciation learning are primarily for the benefit of listening – connected speech in particular.

Mark's spelling maze 'a'

Spelling Mazes - hancockmcdonald.com/materials/spelling-mazes
The vowel sound in FAT is usually spelt with the single vowel letter ‘a’. Sadly, the opposite is not true: sometimes a single letter ‘a’ may be pronounced as a different vowel sound.

Hancock & Veigga Pronunciation Course for Teachers

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Sunday, January 9, 2022 - 17:00 to Sunday, February 20, 2022 - 18:00
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Online via Zoom
Location: 
International
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The course has been created by teacher, trainer and ELT community activist Taylor Veigga, alongside veteran ELT author and pronunciation specialist Mark Hancock. The flipped approach of the course combines access to an online platform of videos and resources which participants may access at any time, plus weekly live one-hour sessions with the tutors via video-link.

Pronunciation Booster Course

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Saturday, January 8, 2022 - 02:30 to Saturday, February 12, 2022 - 16:00
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BA English House
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Buenos Aires / Online
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Pronunciation Booster Course - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/pronunciation-booster-course
This course is for teachers of English to Spanish-speaking learners. It is administered from Argentina but open internationally.

Pronunciation Refresher Masterclass

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 10:00
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IATEFL short courses
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Online
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In this class, we will address three big questions in pronunciation teaching:
A. Why are we teaching it? We will consider how the needs of learners very according to context, and how this affects what we teach. We will differentiate pronunciation for productive and for receptive purposes.

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