Consonants or vowels first?

This post continues with questions raised by teachers on the online Trinity Diploma at Oxford TEFL. The themes here are 1) whether to deal with consonants or vowels first; and 2) the use of phonemic symbols. Consonants or vowels first? Q1: While learning the sounds...

Grammar without pron . . . is like food without taste (Part 2)

Ten Classroom Activities based on my Ten Liberating Assumptions about Pronunciation (that appeared in the Jan 2018 issue of Modern English Teacher) Part 2 is in the Apr 2018 issue of MET In Part 1 of this article (MET 27.1 in Jan 2018) I outlined ten different ways of...

Sequence in a pronunciation course

Holistic V linear sequence for pronunciation teaching. Integrating pronunciation. Further questions from teachers on the online Trinity Diploma at Oxford TEFL Sequence in a pronunciation course Q1: I’ve been reading Kelly’s book How to Teach Pronunciation...