15 Content-Based Activities for Incorporating Pronunciation Instruction Across the Curriculum

This virtual seminars has been jointly planned by the Speech, Pronunciation, and Listening Interest Section of TESOL International Association (TESOL) and the Pronunciation Special Interest Group of International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL).

A follow-up virtual seminars will take place on Wednesday, 14 May 2014. Be on the lookout for more details in the coming weeks.

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Char Heitman

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014
10:30 am–12:00 pm ET
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Pronunciation instruction is often assumed to be most appropriate for speaking and listening courses. However, in many programs, students spend considerably more hours in literate skills classes such as reading, writing, and grammar than in speaking and listening courses. Hence, not including pronunciation instruction across the curriculum is a missed opportunity.

In this session, the presenter will provide a rationale for including pronunciation instruction in literate skills classes and present 15 techniques and activities that can be used to incorporate pronunciation instruction in literate classes and how those activities can be specifically tied to the content of a given unit or theme. She will also give recommendations for programs that wish to integrate pronunciation instruction in a more systematic way and include pronunciation goals in curricular objectives and outcomes.

About the Presenter

Char Heitman is a senior instructor at the American English Institute at the University of Oregon and has been teaching for 25 years. She has taught ESL/EFL in the United States, Japan, Holland, and Spain. Her teaching and professional interests include pronunciation, oral skills, fluency, discourse and pragmatics, materials development, alternative assessment, and project-based learning.