Adrian Underhill's Pronunciation Site




5-day teacher training programme 3 – 7 June  2018 at English Language Centre, Pharos University, Alexandria, Egypt. Check here for info

Pronunciation and Performance: At International House London. 5-day programme 6 – 10 August 2018 Click here – Then click Book Now for full course description

Proprioception: practical solutions to mastering new sounds in words and connected speech: Series of 5 x 5 minute videos filmed at British Council London


Series of 40 x 3-minute teacher training videos: Practical insights into each sound, the purpose and use of the chart, teaching stress and unstress, and many practical tips.  For teachers and students. Click here

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Pronunciation teaching as inquiry in action

Teaching as inquiry in action For me teaching is inquiry in action. That doesn’t mean I’m always in that space, but that’s the aspiration. Perhaps it’s similar for you. When I go into a class I do not know what is going to happen, even when I have a plan. I cannot...

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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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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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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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