Pronunciation

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

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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.

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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Pedagogic Phonology

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.

What accent do students think they want?

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Here's Gemma Archer at IATEFL Brighton (on the PronSIG day) explaining how she felt when, starting her teaching career, she was expected to teach pronunciation in a posh English accent. She was teaching in a Scottish environment and has a Scottish accent, so teaching RP just didn't make any sense. So she gave up on pronunciation altogether.

PronPack Shortlisted for ELTons Award!

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Proud and delighted to announce: PronPack 1-4 is a finalist of the 16th British Council ELTons Awards for Innovation in English Language Teaching 2018 in innovation in teacher resources.

Seminar on Teaching Phonemes

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Here's a link to a seminar Mark Hancock did at the British Council about teaching individual phonemes

BRELT Pronunciation Week Webinar

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Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 14:00
Venue: 
Brazil's English Language Teachers
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Webinar
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Find the downloads for this webinar by following this link and going to the bottom of the page. The You Tube video of the webinar is here.

The title is "Pronunciation Teaching: going beyond listen and repeat", and here's a summary of the content, in prose form...

Towards a Pedagogic Phonology

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Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 15:30
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TESOL Spain
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Madrid,
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"If it weren't for the hands, the clock would be useless" (Polish proverb). A detailed description of the phonology of English is of no use in pronunciation teaching if it is not combined with a consideration of learners' needs, especially in a world where English is a global lingua franca. In this talk, we will explore the implications of this idea. Download the slides below - 2 PDF files.

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