Course Description

Many teachers find pronunciation teaching difficult, but it doesn't have to be! In this overview course, we introduce the different aspects of English pronunciation, and we then determine which aspects you might choose to focus on. We also explore how much time you might devote to working on accuracy vs fluency.  If you are new to teaching pronunciation, we recommend you do this course before moving on to the other courses handling specific areas of pronunciation and how to teach them.

 

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Getting Started with Teaching Pronunciation

Maria Fernanda Rodriquez

This course presents key concepts about pronunciation and gives particularly good pieces of advice for teaching, especially why to focus on suprasegmentals. ...

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This course presents key concepts about pronunciation and gives particularly good pieces of advice for teaching, especially why to focus on suprasegmentals. It suggests to teachers some interesting activities to develop in their classes to practice different aspects of pronunciation. Everything explained in a clear and didactic way.

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Course Author

Managing Director & Course Author

Joanna Smith

Joanna is a passionate linguist. After completing her Masters in linguistics, she taught languages and trained language teachers for over a decade. She also spent time researching best practice with a specialty in pronunciation teaching. For a handful of recent years, she worked in the corporate arena as a Learning and Development manager, where she designed, delivered and managed training programs in both face to face and online modes for staff globally. Since 2016, Joanna has combined her language and business expertise by developing the brand Language Fuel.