Upcoming talks and conferences

One or both of us will be speaking at the following conferences and have outlined our proposed talk, we hope to see you there!

Pronunciation Teaching Post-ELF

Event date: 
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 18:00
Venue: 
IH Barcelona
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 Most learners today need English to communicate in a lingua franca (ELF) environment. The recognition of this fact has disrupted pronunciation teaching. What model can learners aspire to if not a ‘native speaker’ model? What can be considered ‘correct’ or ‘incorrect’? In this talk, we will look at what is to become of pronunciation teaching these post-ELF times.

Mazes, Maps, Rhymes & Raps: Pronunciation Made Practical

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Event date: 
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 12:45
Venue: 
IH Barcelona
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Pronunciation teaching can be a joy – it doesn’t have to be all complicated theory and difficult symbols. With a playful and experimental approach, it can be a part of the lesson that your students look forward to most. In this session, we will take a look at some example activities designed to practise some of the pronunciation features that Spanish learners need to focus on.

IPA: Symbols of Power?

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Event date: 
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10:00
Venue: 
TESOL Spain
Location: 
Salamanca
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Phonemic symbols – we love them or hate them, but often for the wrong reasons. For some, they are symbols of an elite accent which is not our own. But there is an alternative way of viewing them which is less prescriptive and more tolerant of accent variation. From this angle, they can be symbols of empowerment.

IPA: Symbols of Power?

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Event date: 
Friday, March 20, 2020 (All day)
Venue: 
IATEFL 2020
Location: 
Manchester
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Talks - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/upcoming

Phonemic symbols – we love them or hate them, but often for the wrong reasons. For some, they are symbols of an elite accent which is not our own. But there is an alternative way of viewing them which is less prescriptive and more tolerant of accent variation. From this angle, they can be symbols of empowerment.