Talks by Mark Hancock

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Spoken Word Recogniton for Listeners

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Event date: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 - 14:30
Venue: 
IATEFL 2023 Conference
Location: 
Harrogate
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Spoken Word Recogniton for Listeners - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/spoken-word-recogniton-listeners

TITLE: Spoken word recognition for listeners
NAME(S) OF PRESENTER(S): Mark Hancock
DAY: Tuesday 18 April 2023
TIME: 14:50-15:20
LENGTH: 30 mins
ROOM: Queen's Suite 7 - Harrogate Convention Centre
AUDIENCE CAPACITY: 75

Don't be Afraid of the Accent Police

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Event date: 
Monday, April 17, 2023 - 15:15
Venue: 
IATEFL 2023 pre-conference event
Location: 
Harrogate
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Don't be Afraid of the Accent Police - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/dont-be-afraid-accent-police

Have you ever heard an English teacher say, ‘I don’t teach pronunciation because I’m English’? No, me neither. But if you change the last word to almost anything else - ‘Scottish’ or ‘non-native’ for example – then you’ll hear it often.

Panama TESOL

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Event date: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 17:30
Venue: 
Panama TESOL
Location: 
Online
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Panama TESOL - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/panama-tesol

Mazes, Maps, Rhymes & Raps: Download the slides below. Watch and hear the 'Get Fit' rap here. Get the 'Nightmare Hotel' poem here. Find more videos and raps here.

Say it to Hear it

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Event date: 
Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 11:15
Venue: 
English UK North
Location: 
LILA, Liverpool
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Say it to Hear it - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/say-it-hear-it
You can find the slides for this talk on a PDF below!

Say it to hear it: pronunciation to benefit listening skills

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Event date: 
Thursday, May 19, 2022 (All day)
Venue: 
IATEFL Annual Conference
Location: 
Belfast
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Say it to hear it: pronunciation to benefit listening skills - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/say-it-hear-it-pronunciation-benefit-listening-skills
We often think of pronunciation in terms of productive skills, but it’s equally important for receptive ones. Indeed, some aspects of pronunciation learning are primarily for the benefit of listening – connected speech in particular.

Say it to hear it: pronunciation to benefit listening skills

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Event date: 
Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 16:00
Venue: 
TESOL Spain
Location: 
Online
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We often think of pronunciation in terms of productive skills, but it’s equally important for receptive ones. Indeed, some aspects of pronunciation learning are primarily for the benefit of listening – connected speech in particular.

Pronunciation Refresher Masterclass

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Event date: 
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 10:00
Venue: 
IATEFL short courses
Location: 
Online
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Pronunciation Refresher Masterclass - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/pronunciation-refresher-masterclass

In this class, we will address three big questions in pronunciation teaching:
A. Why are we teaching it? We will consider how the needs of learners very according to context, and how this affects what we teach. We will differentiate pronunciation for productive and for receptive purposes.

Hancock & Veigga Pronunciation Course for Teachers

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Event date: 
Sunday, January 9, 2022 - 17:00 to Sunday, February 20, 2022 - 18:00
Venue: 
Online via Zoom
Location: 
International
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The course has been created by teacher, trainer and ELT community activist Taylor Veigga, alongside veteran ELT author and pronunciation specialist Mark Hancock. The flipped approach of the course combines access to an online platform of videos and resources which participants may access at any time, plus weekly live one-hour sessions with the tutors via video-link.

Pronunciation Booster Course

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Event date: 
Saturday, January 8, 2022 - 02:30 to Saturday, February 12, 2022 - 16:00
Venue: 
BA English House
Location: 
Buenos Aires / Online
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Pronunciation Booster Course - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/pronunciation-booster-course
This course is for teachers of English to Spanish-speaking learners. It is administered from Argentina but open internationally.

I'm an English teacher: Should I worry about my accent?

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Event date: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021 - 14:15
Venue: 
BA English House
Location: 
Buenos Aires (Online)
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I'm an English teacher: Should I worry about my accent? - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/im-english-teacher-should-i-worry-about-my-accent

Many of us who are in the business of teaching English suffer from a feeling of accent anxiety. We are embarrassed that our accent does not match the ideal ‘standard’ accent found in books and dictionaries, and we worry that our speech may not be a good pronunciation model for our students. But perhaps our worries are misguided.

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