Pronunciation

Pronunciation Games for Brazil

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 09:30
Venue: 
Braz-tesol
Location: 
Rio de Janeiro
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In this workshop, we present a syllabus of 8 features of English pronunciation of relevance for Brazlian learners. Each of the 8 points are explained and illustrated with a pronunciation game. You can download the handout and the slide show for the talk below. The full instructions for most of the games can be found in the materials section of this site.

Pronunciation as a listening skill: understanding authentic English

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Event date: 
Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 17:00
Venue: 
TESOL Spain Annual National Convention
Location: 
Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao
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There is a video of this lecture recorded at TESOL Spain, Bilbao below. Pronunciation is just as important for listening as for speaking. In this workshop, we will see how to help learners to understand authentic English by focusing on pronunciation. Specifically, we will look at features of connected speech, intonation, and accent.

Pronunciation Games for Spain

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Event date: 
Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 16:15
Venue: 
ACEIA
Location: 
Sevilla
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We will look at 8 features of pronunciation which are of particular relevance for Spanish speaking learners of English. These will include vowels, spelling of vowels, consonants, clusters, word stress, stress patterns, tonic syllables and joined up speech. Each feature will be explained, contrasted with Spanish and demonstrated with an example game.

Connecting Pronunciation and Grammar

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Event date: 
Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 13:00
Venue: 
TESOL Spain
Location: 
Sevilla
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In this workshop, we will look at the pronunciation of grammar features including verb inflections, contractions, auxiliaries, part of speech and clause structure. We will see how the pronunciation of these features is particularly important for meaning, and can be easily integrated into course materials. We will look at ways of working on these areas of pronunciation.

Pronunciation Games for Spain

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Venue: 
GRETA
Location: 
Granada
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We looked at 8 features of pronunciation which are of particular relevance for Spanish speaking learners of English. These included vowels, spelling of vowels, consonants, consonant clusters, word stress, phrase stress patterns, tonic syllables and connected speech. Each feature was explained, contrasted with Spanish and demonstrated with an example game.

Video: A classroom demonstration

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Venue: 
You Tube
Location: 
Filmed at English in Chester
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In this You Tube Video, Mark demonstrates a series of different classroom activities for presenting and practising the contrast between the vowel sounds in live and leave.

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