The British Council sponsored the live-streaming of the IATEFL Pronunciation SIG - NATECLA London conference 'Accentuate: bringing pronunciation to the fore'. Here we have the session given by Mark Hancock.

Video 1 - Introduction

Video 2 - Experimenting with sound

Video 2 - Experimenting with sound

Video 3 - Ways of representing sound

Video 3 - Ways of representing sound

Video 4 - Exploring sound

Video 4 - Exploring sound

Video 5 - Imagining the inside of the mouth to understand sound

Video 5 - Imagining the inside of the mouth to understand sound

Video 6 - Playing with sound

Video 6 - Playing with sound

Video 7 - Communicating with minimal pairs

Video 7 - Communicating with minimal pairs

Video 8 - Shared tricks of the trade

Video 8 - Shared tricks of the trade

Question 1

Question 1

Question 2

Question 2

Mark Hancock looks at individual sounds and things we and our students can do with them, including experimenting and imagining, representing and exploring, and playing and communicating.

Visit Mark Hancock and Annie McDonald's blog.

Please find the full programme of the rest of the day's events below. Recordings of most of these sessions are available:

10:15 - 11:15 Dealing  with accents

David Crystal & Ben Crystal. Watch the recording.

11.30 – 12.30 Doing things with sounds. Practical pronunciation activities for your classroom

Mark Hancock

13.30 – 14.15 The Silent Way approach to teaching pronunciation, illustrated using French

Roslyn Young.

14.30 – 15.15 What to teach before you teach sounds

Piers Messum. Watch the recording.

15.20 – 16.20 Proprioception in learning new sounds, words and connected speech

Adrian Underhill. Watch the recording.

Pronunciation and speaking are physical activities. Proprioception is the internal awareness of the position of parts of the body and the effort employed in a movement. I will look at how to use proprioception as a guiding principle in language learning, how to enable learners connect with the muscles that make new sounds, and how to use ‘easy’ sounds to find ‘difficult’ ones.

Find out about other relevant content and information which formed part of our 'Focus on pronunciation month'.
 

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