Pronunciation

I'm an English teacher: Should I worry about my accent?

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Event date: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021 - 14:15
Venue: 
BA English House
Location: 
Buenos Aires (Online)
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I'm an English teacher: Should I worry about my accent? - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/im-english-teacher-should-i-worry-about-my-accent

Many of us who are in the business of teaching English suffer from a feeling of accent anxiety. We are embarrassed that our accent does not match the ideal ‘standard’ accent found in books and dictionaries, and we worry that our speech may not be a good pronunciation model for our students. But perhaps our worries are misguided.

Just published - PronPack for Brazilians!

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A new book has just joined the PronPack family. We welcome PronPack 6: Pronunciation of English for Brazilian Learners - more information about it here.

PronPack 6: Pronunciation of English for Brazilian Learners

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PronPack 6: Pronunciation of English for Brazilian Learners provides materials for 18 lessons focusing on common difficulties faced by Portuguese-speaking learners.

Teaching Pronunciation

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Event date: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 09:15
Venue: 
James Cook Languages
Location: 
Czechia
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Teaching Pronunciation - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/teaching-pronunciation
In this presentation, I demonstrate examples of three different kinds of pronunciation practice activity: 1. Mazes 2. Maps 3. Rhymes & Raps I explain the different purposes of each, in the context of pronunciation issues which may be problematic for Czech-speaking learners. The slices can be downloaded below.

Mazes, Maps, Rhymes & Raps

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Event date: 
Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 10:00
Venue: 
Nyelviskola Konferencia 2021
Location: 
Online Budapest
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Mazes, Maps, Rhymes & Raps - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/mazes-maps-rhymes-raps-0
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 try out three very different kinds of enjoyable activity and see how they each serve different purposes

Mazes, Maps, Rhymes & Raps

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Event date: 
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 14:30
Venue: 
Saudi TESOL
Location: 
Online
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Mazes, Maps, Rhymes & Raps - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/mazes-maps-rhymes-raps
Pronunciation teaching can be a joy – it doesn’t have to be all complicated theory and difficult symbols. This is equally true whether you are teaching face to face or online. With a playful and experimental approach, it can be a part of the lesson that your students look forward to most.

Top 6 Pronunciation Issues for Spanish Speakers

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Event date: 
Sunday, March 14, 2021 - 09:45
Venue: 
TESOL-Spain
Location: 
Online
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Includes handouts
Top 6 Pronunciation Issues for Spanish Speakers - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/top-6-pronunciation-issues-spanish-speakers

What are the main pronunciation difficulties which Spanish learners have with English? In this practical session, I will suggest my top six, along with some fun ideas for dealing with them in class. Bearing in mind that the purpose of pronunciation teaching is to help learners become more intelligible, we also consider which features of Spanish-accented English are not problematic.

Just published: 50 Tips for Teaching Pronunciation

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Friday, November 6, 2020 (All day)
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, and a review of the book by Robin Walker here.

APIBA: Top 6 pronunciation issues for Spanish-speaking learners

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Event date: 
Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 15:00
Venue: 
APIBA Webinar
Location: 
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.

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