Pronunciation Boot Camp: Practical Ideas for Teaching Pronunciation

Presenter

Marla Yoshida

When?

Wednesday, 25 October 2017
10:30 am–12:00 pm ET
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Cost: Free for members; US$​50 for nonmembers
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Registration Deadline: 22 October 2017
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Who Should Attend?

  • All ESL or EFL teachers, whether or not they teach stand-alone pronunciation classes.
  • Future ESL/EFL teachers who want to prepare to teach pronunciation 
  • Teacher trainers who want to give their students a good foundation in pronunciation teaching.

More About This Seminar

Does pronunciation teaching seem like a mysterious subject requiring extensive theoretical and technical knowledge? This seminar brings pronunciation teaching down to earth with practical tips for introducing and practicing both individual sounds and the musical aspects of pronunciation, such as word stress and intonation. The presenter will discuss setting realistic goals, introducing and practicing pronunciation in multi-sensory ways, and integrating pronunciation into other areas of language teaching.

What Will I Learn?

Participants will 
  • recognize the importance of practicing pronunciation with a variety of activities
  • learn techniques for teaching pronunciation in a multi-sensory way
  • get ideas for using tools and gadgets in teaching pronunciation
  • learn tips for including pronunciation in other areas of instruction

About the Presenter

Marla Yoshida, M.A. in Linguistics, is an academic coordinator and TEFL instructor at the University of California, Irvine International Programs. She has taught English as a second language for almost 30 years in the U.S. and Japan and has been a teacher trainer for 15 years. She has taught the Teaching Pronunciation Skills class in the TEFL certificate program at UC Irvine for over a decade, in addition to similar classes for groups of teachers from Japan, Korea, Brazil, and Chile. She is the author of Beyond Repeat After Me: Teaching Pronunciation to English Learners from TESOL Press.