Plenary with Jane Setter: English pronunciation for the 21st century
English is an international language which belongs to everyone who speaks it, whether they have acquired it from birth or learned it later in life. It is part of the identity of the speaker. This means international intelligibility in English and the development of accommodation skills are vital, bringing the importance of pronunciation teaching and learning strongly to the fore in the ELT classroom.
In this talk, I argue that the primary goal for pronunciation teaching must be international intelligibility, as this equips the learner with the pronunciation skills they need for essential communication and requires them to focus on specific features central to success in speaking. I also look at the strengths of non-native speakers in the teaching of pronunciation and ask you to consider what your beliefs are about your own pronunciation skills and accent, and how this affects your teaching.
Choose the session that is right for you:
Primary with Ushapa Fortescue: A little goes a long way
Secondary with Philip Haines: Practical tips for teaching pronunciation to teenagers
Adult with Paul Woodfall: Practical tips and activities for perfectionist teachers!
17:00 BST Plenary with Jane Setter: English pronunciation for the 21st century
18:10 BST Primary with Ushapa Fortescue: A little goes a long way
18:10 BST Secondary with Philip Haines: Practical tips for teaching pronunciation to teenagers
18:10 BST Adult with Paul Woodfall: Practical tips and activities for perfectionist teachers!
Jane is Professor of Phonetics at the University of Reading, UK. Her most recent publications are Your Voice Speaks Volumes: it's not what you say but how you say it (paperback 2021, OUP) and The Cambridge Handbook of Phonetics (2021, CUP). She is...
Philip Haines is originally from England but has been living in Mexico since 1995, where he works as the Senior Academic Consultant for Oxford University Press Mexico. He has delivered sessions all over Mexico, throughout the Americas, and in...
Paul Woodfall, B.A (Hons), Dip.Tefla, Dip Ed. Man., is OUP’s Regional Training Co-ordinator for the Middle East and Central Asia. He has given training workshops from K1-12, and trained English Faculty at universities in several different...