Pronunciation

Pronunciation to go: learning to learn from the dictionary

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Event date: 
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 13:30
Venue: 
IATEFL
Location: 
Manchester; Exchange 9
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(pdf of slides below) Proverbial wisdom tells us that if you give someone a fish, they can eat for a day, but if you teach someone to fish, they can eat for a lifetime. It’s a message about the long-term value of learning new skills and becoming independent. A similar thing could be said about pronunciation and dictionaries.

Practical Pronunciation

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Event date: 
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 15:00 to Friday, March 20, 2015 - 17:15
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Presenting Oxford Advanced Learners' Dictionary 9
Location: 
Italy
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Practical Pronunciation - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/practical-pronunciation

The slide show of this talk can be found on the PDF below. In this talk, we will focus on pronunciation at three levels – 1 sounds, 2 words, and 3 phrases. For each of these, we will look at some of the typical problems for Italian learners, and try out some fun activities for raising awareness of these.

Doing things with Sounds: practical pronunciation activities for EFL classrooms

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Event date: 
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 19:00
Venue: 
TESOL Spain
Location: 
Salamanca
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Includes handouts
Doing things with sounds by Mark Hancock

I'm delighted to be presenting at TESOL Spain this year on the topic of pronunciation. This year, we'll be looking at individual sounds and things we and our students can do with them, including experimenting and imagining, representing and exploring, and playing and communicating.

Doing things with Sounds: practical pronunciation activities for EFL classrooms

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Event date: 
Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 11:30
Venue: 
Accentuate (Pronsig/NATECLA)
Location: 
British Council, Spring Gardens, London
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Mark Hancock at accentuate
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See a video of this talk here. Each language has a repertoire of sounds which are used to make meaningful distinctions. When teaching the sounds of English, we need to keep that practical purpose in mind.

Pronunciation for Listeners Webinar

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 16:00
Venue: 
Delta Webinar
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Pronunciation for listeners webinar

Think you heard it all? Think again! Expert listeners don't hear it all. They hear what's needed and disregard the 'noise'. But L2 listeners have to learn what counts as 'noise' in the target language. It’s not the ‘difficult’ words that present the biggest problem; it’s the ‘easy’ ones that are pronounced in unexpected ways.

Pronunciation Play

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Event date: 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 10:45
Venue: 
Serbia Summer Seminar
Location: 
Borsko Jezero
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Spoiler alert! Read no further if you´re going to attend this talk and rather like surprises! In this talk, we will take a playful approach to the teaching of pronunciation. We will see how the playfulness may lie one the one hand in the materials we use, as in the case of word-play, rhymes, chants and so on, and on the other hand, in the tasks we set up, as in the case of games and puzzles.

Pronouncing Meaning: rhythm and stress games

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Event date: 
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 14:00
Venue: 
IATEFL Harrogate
Location: 
Harrogate International Conference Centre, Queen's 5 (sesssion2.4)
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Pronouncing Meaning: rhythm and stress games - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/pronouncing-meaning-rhythm-and-stress-games

This workshop is part of the IATEFL pronSIG day, session 2.4 (14:05 - 14:50). Rhythm and sentence stress are vital in creating meaning, yet they can be daunting and confusing for both teachers and students.

Pronunciation as a Listening Skill: understanding connected speech

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Event date: 
Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 13:00
Venue: 
20th TESOL Arabia International Conference
Location: 
Dubai, UAE
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Search - hancockmcdonald.com/search/node/connected%20speech

Thank you for coming to my talk on Pronunciation as a Listening Skill. As a follow up, I'd like to provide links to all the material mentioned in the session. First of all, the authentic listening about Facebook comes from Unit 50 of this book.

Pronunciation in Practice

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Speaker: 
Martin Hewings
Event date: 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 08:45
Venue: 
TESOL Arabia pre-conference event
Location: 
Dubai, UAE
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Pronunciation - hancockmcdonald.com/focus/pronunciation

General overview

Pronunciation One to One

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Event date: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 14:30
Venue: 
Living Learning English
Location: 
Bristol
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Pronunciation - hancockmcdonald.com/focus/pronunciation

In one-to-one pronunciation teaching, we must assess what the individual student needs and find the best way of providing it. We can’t use a pre-determined syllabus or ‘set-piece’ pronunciation materials. Instead, we need to be flexible enough to negotiate and adapt both syllabus and methods.  For this, we need to keep three questions in mind:

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