Macmillan have just launched my series of 39 short videos available online here
Each video is approx 3 minutes, and packed with ideas and info
A practical, physical and visible approach, designed to help teachers and students to discover easily how to make Standard British English sounds, what is going on in the mouth, how to correct mistakes, and above all how to find the ‘pron muscles’ that make the difference.
While we emphasize the importance of teaching skills like grammar and vocabulary, teaching pronunciation is often something we neglect in the classroom. In this exclusive series of short videos about pronunciation, pronunciation learning and how to teach pronunciation, I offer practical advice to help teachers teach their students the different sounds of the English language.
In Video 1 I introduce the series and explain why it’s important for native and non-native teachers to take a practical approach to teaching pronunciation.
In Video 2 I introduce the phonemic chart, showing why the chart is a useful starting point for teaching the 44 sounds of British English, from vowels and consonants to words and connected speech.
In Video 3 I explore the different monophthongs, diphthongs and consonants which make up the phonemic chart, demonstrate the layout of the chart and show how the layout corresponds to the way we produce sounds in our mouths.
The following 6 videos explore ways of helping learners to discover and make the required new sounds of the new language
Then there arre 12 videos on vowels and diphthongs and another 12 videos on consonants, how to teach by knowing what’s going on in your mouth, and how to use any single consonant as a point from which to discover others.
I made these short videos in Macmillan’s studio earlier this year, and am very pleased that they are being made available without charge online now.
Please post your feedback on what you like and how we can improve them!
OMG. You’re totally awesome! This will be a great resource for teachers! Can’t wait for all of them to come out! I will add one more sentence here just so I can have one that does not end with an exclamation mark. =P
I would like to attend a course based on your method in order to learn the basis for teaching pronunciation to my students by making them aware of the production of each sound. I think your method is really amazing. I had the opportunity to met you at one of your conferences and I was really impressed!
I will be very thankfull if you could tell me where I can apply for a course. I found a course in Homerton College in Cambridge but unfortunately I don’t have any funding. Maybe you could suggest me one week course either in Cambridge or in another place in the UK.
Thank you very much.
Anna Mª Garcia
I have just finished running a two week teacher training course in this approach at Bell Cambridge. This course will probably be offered next year in July. It will also be a a component of the upcoming two week ELT Summer Seminar at Exeter College, Oxford University, staring end of July. Also probably again in 2015.
Otherwise I run training courses in different parts of the world for particular schools or associations. These are not generally open externally.