In February the British Council's EnglishAgenda website is taking a closer look at teaching pronunciation in the lead up to the NATECLA London/IATEFL PronSIG event on Saturday 21 February. We will be looking at questions such as 'What is the connection between pronunciation and other areas of learning English?',' How do we choose a model and priorities for ourselves and our learners?', 'What do we do if our own accent isn’t 'BBC'?'. Find out about content we will be featuring to help you review and build on your knowledge of what to consider when teaching pronunciation.

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:

Monday 2 February – ‘Pronunciation Matters’

Be inspired by a seminar recording with 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.

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.

Saturday 21 February – ‘Accentuate: bringing pronunciation to the fore’ all day conference, organised by NATECLA London and the IATEFL PronSIG

Attend the event in person or join the livestream on EnglishAgenda. Plenary speakers lined up for the day include David Crystal, Ben Crystal and Adrian Underhill. Don’t miss this exciting event which will stimulate your thoughts and ideas on the teaching of pronunciation.

Click here to find out more about the pronunciation events.

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