Talks by Mark Hancock

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Pronunciation that Works

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Event date: 
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 10:30
Venue: 
BELTA Day 2019
Location: 
Erasmushogeschool, Brussels
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In this workshop, we will consider what counts as success in pronunciation, especially in the light of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF). We will then try out some activities which I have found to be successful over 30 years of writing pronunciation materials, and discuss how these can be used in a way which enhances the learner’s communicative success.

Pronunciation: muscle, mind, meaning, memory

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Event date: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 14:45
Venue: 
IATEFL Annual Conference & Exhibition – Liverpool, April 2019
Location: 
Room 3a, Echo Arena, Liverpool
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Liverpool: Pronunciation is part language and part skill, part productive and part receptive. This means that we must vary the way we teach it. In this talk, I will explain how we can approach pronunciation teaching from four angles, labelled muscle, mind, meaning and memory. I will demonstrate activities for each of these from the ELTons-award winning books PronPack 1-4.

Pronunciation: muscle, mind, meaning, memory

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Event date: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 16:00
Venue: 
International Publishers Exhibition
Location: 
Divani Caravel Hotel, as. Alexandrou Ave. 2 Athens, Greece
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ATHENS: Find the slides in the PDF download below! See more about PronPack here. See video of Mark teaching a pronunciation class here. Also follow these links for some of the materials used in the talk:

Pronunciation: muscle, mind, meaning, memory

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Event date: 
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 16:30
Venue: 
International Publishers Exhibition
Location: 
The MET Hotel, 48, 26th Oktovriou Str Thessaloniki, Greece
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THESSALONIKI: Pronunciation crosses two domains: it is part language - like grammar or vocabulary, and part skill - like speaking or listening. This makes pronunciation teaching very interesting, and great fun too. Come and see how! Download the slides and audio below!

Pronunciation: muscle, mind, meaning, memory

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Event date: 
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 09:30
Venue: 
English UK Scotland
Location: 
Mackenzie School of English 71 Constitution Street Edinburgh EH6 7AF
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The slides for this presentation, as well as some Do-It-Yourself templates, can be downloaded below. See here for more about the PronPack books. Pronunciation straddles two domains: it is part language - like grammar or vocabulary, and part skill - like speaking or listening.

Mazes, maps, rhymes and raps

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Event date: 
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:00
Venue: 
Cultura Inglesa Teacher's Colloquium
Location: 
Online
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Download the materials for the IP Athens workshop at the bottom of the page. Find lots more materials here. Find a video of Mark teaching with these materials here.

Pronunciation: muscle, mind, meaning, memory

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Event date: 
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 12:45
Venue: 
APAC
Location: 
Barcelona
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Download slides and other materials at the bottom of this page! Pronunciation crosses two domains: it is part language - like grammar or vocabulary, and part skill - like speaking or listening. This unique position makes pronunciation teaching interestingly varied – and potentially very enjoyable too.

Pronunciation: muscle, mind, meaning, memory

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Event date: 
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 16:00
Venue: 
British Council Webinar
Location: 
Online
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FREE WEBINAR!: Watch a recording here! Pronunciation is multi-faceted on account of its unique position on the boundary of language and skill, and the fact that it is both productive and receptive.

Post-ELF Pronunciation Teaching

Event date: 
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 18:00
Venue: 
7th ELT Malta Conference
Location: 
Intercontinental Malta, St George's Bay, St Julian's
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In this talk, I will aim to make some of the following points: 1. Not all pronunciation features are of equal importance for intelligibility. 2. The more common an accent variant, the more likely it is to be understood. 3. English has become a global lingua franca: “post-ELF” pronunciation teaching assimilates this fact. 4. Mutual intelligibility does not depend on accent homogeneity.

Post-ELF Pronunciation Teaching

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Event date: 
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 16:00
Venue: 
English Language Teaching Centre, University of Sheffield
Location: 
78 Hoyle Street, Sheffield, S3 7LG
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In this talk, I will try to explain and illustrate the following conclusions: 1. Not all pronunciation features are of equal importance for intelligibility. 2. The more common an accent variant, the more likely it is to be understood. 3. English has become a global lingua franca: “post-ELF” pronunciation teaching assimilates this fact.

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