IATEFL Pronunciation SIG-NATECLA London conference: Accentuate (LIVE ONLINE)
Saturday, 21 February 2015 from 10:00 to 16:30 (GMT)
The British Council is proud to sponsor the live-streamed
IATEFL Pronunciation SIG-NATECLA London conference
Saturday 21 February 2015, 10.00 - 16.30 GMT
pronunciation to the fore
With plenary speakers: David Crystal and Ben Crystal, and Adrian Underhill
Accentuate is a one-day pronunciation event aimed to reach out to teachers working in a variety of contexts. Join and participate in the conference live online, for sessions on a range of pronunciation topics relevant to the classroom. Sessions include traditional approaches, as well as innovations in the field, including technology.
Attending online will provide the opportunity for virtual networking and sharing ideas with fellow teachers from around the world, as well as the chance to pose your questions to the speakers.
Attending the conference online is free of charge.
10.10 – 11.15 Dealing with accents - David Crystal and Ben Crystal
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, yousaypotato.net.
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
15.20 – 16.20 Proprioception in learning new sounds, words and connected speech - Adrian Underhill
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.
To attend this conference, in London, in person, please find further information and how to register on the IATEFL website.
Informal enquiries about the event itself can be addressed to Wayne Rimmer, IATEFL PronSIG Coordinator PronSIG@iatefl.org.
Event organisers: Wayne Rimmer (IATEFL PronSIG) & Laila El-Metoui (NATECLA London)
The British Council Seminar Series takes place across the UK, including once a month in London. The seminars are intended to provoke debate and discussion on current issues in English Language teaching and can contribute to the continuing professional development of English Language teachers based in, or visiting, the United Kingdom.
Every seminar is free of charge and includes the opportunity to network with fellow ELT practitioners.
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