Macmillan have just launched my series of 39 short videos available online here
Each video is approx 3 minutes, and packed with ideas and info
A practical, physical and visible approach, designed to help teachers and students to discover easily how to make Standard British English sounds, what is going on in the mouth, how to correct mistakes, and above all how to find the ‘pron muscles’ that make the difference.
While we emphasize the importance of teaching skills like grammar and vocabulary, teaching pronunciation is often something we neglect in the classroom. In this exclusive series of short videos about pronunciation, pronunciation learning and how to teach pronunciation, I offer practical advice to help teachers teach their students the different sounds of the English language.
In Video 1 I introduce the series and explain why it’s important for native and non-native teachers to take a practical approach to teaching pronunciation.
In Video 2 I introduce the phonemic chart, showing why the chart is a useful starting point for teaching the 44 sounds of British English, from vowels and consonants to words and connected speech.
In Video 3 I explore the different monophthongs, diphthongs and consonants which make up the phonemic chart, demonstrate the layout of the chart and show how the layout corresponds to the way we produce sounds in our mouths.
The following 6 videos explore ways of helping learners to discover and make the required new sounds of the new language
Then there arre 12 videos on vowels and diphthongs and another 12 videos on consonants, how to teach by knowing what’s going on in your mouth, and how to use any single consonant as a point from which to discover others.
I made these short videos in Macmillan’s studio earlier this year, and am very pleased that they are being made available without charge online now.
Please post your feedback on what you like and how we can improve them!