Doing things with sounds: Practical pronunciation activities for your classroom

The British Council sponsored the live-streaming of the IATEFL Pronunciation SIG - NATECLA London conference 'Accentuate: bringing pronunciation to the fore'. Here we have the session given by Mark Hancock, author of 'Pronunciation games'.

The British Council sponsored the live-streaming of the IATEFL Pronunciation SIG - NATECLA London conference 'Accentuate: bringing pronunciation to the fore'. Here we have the session given by Mark Hancock. 

  • Video 1 - Introduction
  • Video 2 - Experimenting with sound
  • Video 3 - Ways of representing sound
  • Video 4 - Exploring sound
  • Video 5 - Imagining the inside of the mouth to understand sound
  • Video 6 - Playing with sound
  • Video 7 - Communicating with minimal pairs
  • Video 8 - Shared tricks of the trade
  • Question 1: What is the correlation between being able to hear a sound and being able to articulate it?
  • Question 2: Q2 Are mobile apps a good way to teach pronunciation?

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Mark Hancock looks at individual sounds and things we and our students can do with them, including experimenting and imagining, representing and exploring, and playing and communicating.

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Watch recordings of the other presentations in this series

  • Dealing with accents - David Crystal & Ben Crystal 
    Watch the recording.

  • What to teach before you teach sounds - Piers Messum.
    Watch the recording.

  • Proprioception in learning new sounds, words and connected speech - Adrian Underhill.
    Watch the recording.

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