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 first plenary session recording.

David Crystal and Ben Crystal

Video 1 - Part 1

Video 2 - Part 2

Video 2 - Part 2

Video 3 - Part 3

Video 3 - Part 3

Video 4 - Part 4

Video 4 - Part 4

Video 5 - Part 5

Video 5 - Part 5

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Question 5

David and Ben Crystal reflect on some of the issues that arose when writing their recent book, 'You Say Potato: A Book About Accents', and report what has been happening on the associated website.

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

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

Mark Hancock. Watch the recording.

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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