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News item 1: I will be offering a one week intensive pronunciation workshop, scheduled for September 2017, at Pharos University, Alexandria, Egypt. 
Great location, great course! 
Hope to see you there! Stay tuned for registration and details
News item 2: The next 2-week intensive teacher training course “From pronunciation to storytelling: meaning and personal presence in teaching and training” 2 – 14 July 2017, Bell Teachers Campus,. Cambridge
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Stress and Unstress

Developing awareness of Stress and Unstress The issue of Stress and Unstress is raised by teacher Siham Mayaba while studying for the Trinity College Diploma.  Question: Hi Adrian: My first question is, I'm teaching a group of Arabic speaker learners and teaching word...

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Pronunciation Teacher Training Videos and Resources

Pronunciation Teacher Training Videos and Resources In response to a facebook conversation today (thanks Janet, Aphro, Carolyn, Lesley) here is a selection of  Pronunciation Teacher Training Videos and Resources for use with the Sound Foundations approach. If you...

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Teaching diphthongs

Teaching diphthongs How to make the Sounds of English no 28: Teaching diphthongs Here are three powerful techniques for teaching diphthongs. I call these: Sliding, Miming and Inner Imaging (See also previous post How to Make the Diphthongs of English). These three...

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How to make the diphthongs of English

How to make the diphthongs of English How to make the Sounds of English no 27: Diphthongs Diphthong: The name comes from Greek di = double, phthong = sound. You can pronounce it either /ˈdifθɒŋ/ or /ˈdipθɒŋ/. A diphthong consists of two vowels joined together by...

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Giving feedback on pronunciation

Q&A: Giving feedback on pronunciation Teacher Keava O’Brien raised an interesting question regarding giving feedback on pronunciation (while on the Trinity College Teacher Training Diploma). Question: Could you give me a little guidance on giving feedback on...

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I have been a teacher and trainer for many years and was director of the International Teacher Training Institute at International House in Hastings until 1999. Now I work as an international ELT consultant and trainer, doing a variety of things like running training courses in various countries, writing articles, working with Macmillan Books for Teachers, speaking at conferences and also school consultancy. If you’re interested in working with me, please get in touch…

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