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Business English pronunciation

Business English pronunciation Question: I teach Business English and my courses are really short (about 12 hours). What aspects of Business English pronunciation would you cover if you were me? Thanks. Reply: Yes, Business teachers often wonder about the role of...

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Pronunciation Teacher Training Programme in Egypt

Getting pronunciation out of the head and into the body Sept 13 – 18th at Pharos University English Language Centre, Alexandria, Egypt Programme description Every lesson is already a pronunciation class, even if you do nothing about it. How can we turn this fact to...

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The chart is not about teaching symbols

You say the chart is not about teaching symbols, but still the learners are seeing them all the time. And I myself panic when I see the symbols.So what is the purpose of having the symbols there? Could you say more about that? Ok, well, think about this: Instead of...

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Word stress and vowel change

Word stress and vowel change Question Although I feel comfortable and confident in understanding the phonemic symbols, I sometimes have difficulty hearing the word stress.  I can hear if the stress is put on the wrong syllable but most of the time I remain ignorant 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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