Talks in 04/2018

Towards a Pedagogic Phonology Post-ELF

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:15
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IATEFL 2018
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Brighton, Room: 'Dukes'
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Towards a Pedagogic Phonology Post-ELF - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/towards-pedagogic-phonology-post-elf

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.

Listening as a Constructive Process

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Event date: 
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 10:15
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Brighton Conference Centre
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Conference Centre, Room Hall 4, Brighton
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Listening as a Constructive Process

Findings of research into the processing of spoken language point to the constructive nature of listening. In this talk, we’ll look at how L1 listening comprehension is influenced by various elements and compare this to the L2 listening endeavour. We’ll also exchange ideas on how we could possibly exploit this information when teaching listening to adults.