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Many of these Articles have appeared in a variety of English Language Teaching publications and here we continue to write for teachers and colleagues in the field of ELT.

Motivational Teaching: Value and Success-Expectation

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BRAZ-TESOL Newsletter
BRAZ-TESOL Vol 03.2013

Students in different educational settings, for example, private language institutes or mainstream education, present teachers with different motivational challenges. I’ve taught learners in both settings and found that Expectancy-Value theories, the most researched factors in the area of motivation, have helped me generate and maintain motivation in my classrooms.

5 Pronunciation Games for Brazil

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New Routes (DISAL), May 2013

This is an article which featured in the online magazine New Routes.

A Chat about Pronunciation, ELF and listening

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Mark Hancock, in an interview with Andi White for IATEFL Online, talks about English as a Lingua Franca and about pronunciation as a listening skill. Read the transcript on the PDF below and/or listen to the podcast below. Or watch the video of the interview on IATEFL Online.

A Map of ELT

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Modern English Teacher Vol 22 No.1
Mark Hancock's Map of ELT revised

There are so many ideas and concepts in ELT competing for our attention that sometimes it's hard to see the wood for the trees.This article and map is intended as a way of keeping the big picture in view. Below, you will find a PDF of the shorter article, as published in the MET. You will also find the more complete article written up after the plenary talk at TESOL Spain.

ELT Pronunciation for Spanish speakers (Collection)

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TESOL Spain Newsletter

Mark Hancock and Victor Pavón wrote these articles under the title 'Pronzone' for the TESOL Spain newsletter.

Pronunciation as a Listening Skill

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Pronunciation is not only about the mouth, but also the ears. And, with English being a global language, the ears must learn to be flexible in order to make sense of all those varieties of spoken English out there. This article is about helping learners to deal with this variety.

Language Teaching in a European Context (II)

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TESOL SPAIN Newsletter 2002

In this second TESOL SPAIN article on the Common European Framewrok of Reference (CEFR), I consider the scaling of communicative proficiency using traditional lables (for example Elementary or Pre-intermediate) and CEFR levels (A1, A2, etc.).

Language Teaching in a European Context (I)

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TESOL SPAIN Newsletter 2001

This is the first of two aticles, written to provide contextual background for the TESOL SPAIN 25th National Convention, theme: Access Europe: Language as a Common Currency.

Priorities in pronunciation teaching

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Speak Out 2009
In this article, guest author Ricardo Sili suggests what teachers should prioritize when teaching English pronunciation to Brazilian speakers. The article first appeared in the IATEFL pron-sig newsletter Speak Out.

A small-scale investigation into the intelligibility of the pronunciation of Brazilian intermediate students

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Speak Out 1998
Guest author Ricardo Sili reports on what features of Brazilian English cause misunderstandings in conversations with other non-native speakers of English. The article first appeared in the IATEFL pron-sig newsletter Speak Out.

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