Talks in 10/2019

Pronunciation Teaching Post-ELF

Speaker: 
Event date: 
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 11:00
Venue: 
SATEFL 40th Anniversary Celebration
Location: 
The Albert Hall, Dumbarton Road, Stirling, Scotland
Extra info: 
Plus downloads
 - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/archive/2019-10

What is to become of pronunciation teachng in these post-ELF times? Thanks for coming to this talk. The slides can be downloaded below. The pronunciation errors diagnosis game can be found here.

Lost in Transcription

Speaker: 
Event date: 
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 13:00
Venue: 
SATEFL 40th Anniversary
Location: 
The Alberta Hall, Dunbarton Road, Stirling, Scotland
Extra info: 
Includes handouts
 - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/archive/2019-10

Novice listeners often have a long way to go before they can enjoy the ability and agility of the expert listener. What problems do they experience and how can we nudge them in the right direction?

Mazes, Maps, Rhymes & Raps: Pronunciation Made Practical

Speaker: 
Event date: 
Friday, October 11, 2019 - 11:30
Venue: 
International House Milan Annual Conference
Location: 
Centro Congressi FAST
Extra info: 
Plus downloads
 - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/archive/2019-10

Thanks for coming to this talk! The empty worksheet templates and slides from the talk are downloadable at the bottom of this page. The worksheets and audio for the raps are here: The Brothers and Pasta.

Practical Pronunciation Teaching

Event date: 
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 14:00
Venue: 
English UK South West Conference 2019
Location: 
Millfield School, Butleigh Road, Street, Somerset BA16 0YD
Extra info: 
Plus downloads
 - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/archive/2019-10

In this practical session, I present simple tips on how to give more weight to pronunciation by exploiting the book more thoroughly and supplementing where necessary. The Pasta rap activity is here. The handout, slides and game can be downloaded below.

Lost in Transcription: Insights from students' mishearings

Speaker: 
Event date: 
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 15:30
Venue: 
English UK South West Conference 2019
Location: 
Millfield School, Butleigh Road, Street, Somerset BA 16 OYD
Extra info: 
Plus downloads
 - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/archive/2019-10

Collecting information about students' listening abilities and needs is a relatively easy thing to do, and access to such information can be used to inform and guide classroom practice. In this talk, we'll examine some classroom listening data, and share ideas on what it suggests for an emergent classroom listening syllabus.