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.

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Event date: 
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 13:45
Venue: 
BELTA
Location: 
Brussels
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The slides from the presentation can be downloaded below...

Pronunciation that Works

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Event date: 
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 10:30
Venue: 
BELTA Day 2019
Location: 
Erasmushogeschool, Brussels
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In this workshop, we will consider what counts as success in pronunciation, especially in the light of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF). We will then try out some activities which I have found to be successful over 30 years of writing pronunciation materials, and discuss how these can be used in a way which enhances the learner’s communicative success.

Pronunciation: muscle, mind, meaning, memory

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Event date: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 14:45
Venue: 
IATEFL Annual Conference & Exhibition – Liverpool, April 2019
Location: 
Room 3a, Echo Arena, Liverpool
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Liverpool: Pronunciation is part language and part skill, part productive and part receptive. This means that we must vary the way we teach it. In this talk, I will explain how we can approach pronunciation teaching from four angles, labelled muscle, mind, meaning and memory. I will demonstrate activities for each of these from the ELTons-award winning books PronPack 1-4.

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Event date: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 10:45
Venue: 
IATEFL Annual Conference & Exhibition - Liverpool
Location: 
Room 7, Echo Arena, Liverpool
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Students’ transcriptions of listening texts are a rich source of information, revealing the listening processes each individual has used to understand what has been said. In this workshop, we’ll look at various examples of ‘mishearings’ and identify possible causes. Finally, we’ll exchange ideas on how such insights could help us develop students’ listening skills.

Pronunciation: muscle, mind, meaning, memory

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Event date: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 16:00
Venue: 
International Publishers Exhibition
Location: 
Divani Caravel Hotel, as. Alexandrou Ave. 2 Athens, Greece
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ATHENS: Find the slides in the PDF download below! See more about PronPack here. See video of Mark teaching a pronunciation class here. Also follow these links for some of the materials used in the talk:

Pronunciation: muscle, mind, meaning, memory

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Event date: 
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 16:30
Venue: 
International Publishers Exhibition
Location: 
The MET Hotel, 48, 26th Oktovriou Str Thessaloniki, Greece
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THESSALONIKI: Pronunciation crosses two domains: it is part language - like grammar or vocabulary, and part skill - like speaking or listening. This makes pronunciation teaching very interesting, and great fun too. Come and see how! Download the slides and audio below!

Pronunciation: muscle, mind, meaning, memory

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Event date: 
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 09:30
Venue: 
English UK Scotland
Location: 
Mackenzie School of English 71 Constitution Street Edinburgh EH6 7AF
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The slides for this presentation, as well as some Do-It-Yourself templates, can be downloaded below. See here for more about the PronPack books. Pronunciation straddles two domains: it is part language - like grammar or vocabulary, and part skill - like speaking or listening.

Mazes, maps, rhymes and raps

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Event date: 
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:00
Venue: 
Cultura Inglesa Teacher's Colloquium
Location: 
Online
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Download the materials for the IP Athens workshop at the bottom of the page. Find lots more materials here. Find a video of Mark teaching with these materials here.

Pronunciation: muscle, mind, meaning, memory

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Event date: 
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 12:45
Venue: 
APAC
Location: 
Barcelona
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Download slides and other materials at the bottom of this page! Pronunciation crosses two domains: it is part language - like grammar or vocabulary, and part skill - like speaking or listening. This unique position makes pronunciation teaching interestingly varied – and potentially very enjoyable too.

Listening as a Constructive Process

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Speaker: 
Annie McDonald
Event date: 
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 11:45
Venue: 
Universidad Pompei Fabra
Location: 
Barcelona
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In this session we’ll be trying out several listening activities. They all serve to help raise our awareness to the listening processes we employ and, simultaneously, demonstrate ways we can make the fruits of listening activities available for classroom inspection and reflection.

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