Tag Archives: Pronunciation

Adrian Underhill teaching pronunciation

Adrian Underhill is an ELT consultant and trainer. Here is a link to an excellent method of both thinking about and showing to students a functional way of using pronunciation in the class room, using the articulatory approach to teaching pronunciation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kAPHyHd7Lo … Read More»

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Webinar – Pronunciation – 2016 January

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Thank you! Firstly, thank you to those home tutors who attended this first webinar of 2016. We talked a little about ‘keeping your Teacher Profile alive’, namely adding the five excursions to your profile page. If you haven’t done that yet … Read More»

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How English sounds to non-English speakers

Have you ever wondered how English sounds to a non-English speaker? A short (under 4-minute) film called ‘Skwerl’ attempts to demonstrate this phenomenon. As I was watching this, I often had the uncanny feeling that if only I could hear … Read More»

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Thurs 16 May – Watch live: The power of accents in 21st century Britain

Politics of pronunciation – Live webcast It’s not what you say, it’s the way that you say it – The power of accents in twenty-first century Britain Helen Ashton and Sarah Shepherd. Thursday 16 May 2013, 1830 – 2000 BST. Register … Read More»

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English UK 2012 Teachers’ Conference #2: teaching unstress (Adrian Underhill)

At a packed session, Adrian Underhill remarked that a common problem students have with pronouncing English is not stressing syllables but rather unstressing them. A good way to start raising awareness of the effect of different word stress patterns is … Read More»

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Pronunciation: What do you correct?

In the last ten years there has been a growing debate about accents. As English is being increasingly used around the world, more and more interactions are between non-native speakers. Does this have implications for pronunciation teaching?

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EnglishUK North Academic Conference 2012

EnglishUK are holding their Academic Conference at International House, Newcastle on Saturday 6th October. All welcome! The conference runs from 11.25 to 5.00 and the venue is a few minutes from Newcastle station. If you want more information, please contact: Andrew … Read More»

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Spanish pronunciation interference

All mother tongues influence what learners find difficult in English. Here is a look at Spanish:

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Why English is difficult for Arabic speakers

As Arabic is not an Indo-European language it does not share many of the fundamental features of English. What feels obvious to say speakers of English, German, Spanish or Russian may not be at all obvious to Arabic speakers. Read on for … Read More»

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Download a Sounds app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices

Macmillan have a pronunciation app for you to download. With the Sounds app you have phonetic sounds and example words. Just tap on one of the phonetic symbols displayed in Adrian Underhill’s chart on your phone, and listen to the … Read More»

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