Talks, presentations and workshops

We often present at ELT conferences and events. Just select the title below if you're looking for the handout or download from a talk or workshop you have attended.

Say it to hear it: pronunciation to benefit listening skills

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Event date: 
Thursday, May 19, 2022 (All day)
Venue: 
IATEFL Annual Conference
Location: 
Belfast
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Plus downloads
Say it to hear it: pronunciation to benefit listening skills - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/say-it-hear-it-pronunciation-benefit-listening-skills
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.

Say it to hear it: pronunciation to benefit listening skills

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Event date: 
Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 16:00
Venue: 
TESOL Spain
Location: 
Online
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Say it to hear it: pronunciation to benefit listening skills - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/say-it-hear-it-pronunciation-benefit-listening-skills-0
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.

Pronunciation Refresher Masterclass

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Event date: 
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 10:00
Venue: 
IATEFL short courses
Location: 
Online
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Pronunciation Refresher Masterclass - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/pronunciation-refresher-masterclass

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.

Hancock & Veigga Pronunciation Course for Teachers

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Event date: 
Sunday, January 9, 2022 - 17:00 to Sunday, February 20, 2022 - 18:00
Venue: 
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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Event date: 
Saturday, January 8, 2022 - 02:30 to Saturday, February 12, 2022 - 16:00
Venue: 
BA English House
Location: 
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.

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.

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.

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