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News item 2: The next 2-week teacher training at Bell Teachers Campus, Cambridge, is scheduled for July 2017 – Pronunciation and Storytelling: from Phonemes to Fluency
News item 3: I will be offering a 1- week pronunciation programme as part of the 2- week ELT Summer Seminar at Oxford University, July /August 2017
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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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To drill or not to drill?

To drill or not to drill? This is the question, raised by teacher Traci Dailey (while attending the Trinity College Teacher Training Diploma). She says: I’ve been looking a lot at different ways of integrating pronunciation into my classes.  One method...

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Assimilation or elision?

Assimilation or elision? This is the question is raised by teacher Regina Cardenes (studying for the Trinity College Diploma) I’m hoping to get help with regards to the difference between assimilation and elision. I know that assimilation is when a sound at the end of...

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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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