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Monday 2 February – ‘Pronunciation Matters’
First of all we would like to inspire you with a talk by Robin Walker who provides creative tips for teaching the pronunciation of English. This talk was presented at the British Council Madrid Teachers’ conference in September 2014.
Our associate bloggers on TeachingEnglish will be writing about questions related to pronunciation and will be giving some practical ideas on how to tackle pronunciation more effectively in class. Find the TeachingEnglish blog section here: http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/community/blogs
Monday 16 February – English as a Lingua Franca podcast
We will be hosting a fascinating podcast interview all about English as a Lingua Franca (ELF). Listen to Katy Davies, who will be discussing her ideas on pronunciation with specific reference to ELF, based on her extensive work with multilingual classes.
Katy is a teacher and materials writer with an MA in English Language. She was previously based in the UAE and is now teaching in Chiang Mai, in Thailand. She is particularly interested in designing materials to support teachers whose students need to communicate in an ELF context. Listen to our EnglishAgenda podcasts.
We will also be drawing your attention to useful TeachingEnglish articles and teacher training videos on related pronunciation themes throughout the month.
Saturday 21 February – ‘Accentuate: bringing pronunciation to the fore’
Attend the event in person or join the livestream here on EnglishAgenda. Plenary speakers lined up for the day include David Crystal, Ben Crystal and Adrian Underhill. Don’t miss this exciting event hosted live from London which will stimulate your thoughts and ideas on the teaching of pronunciation.
Find out more about the face to face event 'Accentuate: bringing pronunciation to the fore’.
Watch the livestream here on EnglishAgenda. More details coming soon!
If you are a new teacher or a teacher trainer, here is an introductory collection of resources to help teachers get started with pronunciation teaching.