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4.5 per day PD HOURS

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27/04/2021

Log on between 9.15am and 9.25am for the 9.30am start (AEST)

Live Streamed Webinar

All Secondary Language Teachers

$225.00 + GST

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Teaching English pronunciation to speakers of other languages: from tedious to terrific

In many English classes, the explicit teaching of pronunciation is sometimes neglected, often on the grounds that it is boring, too difficult, or less important than other areas of language acquisition.  This workshop, designed for EAL teachers, will focus on the “what” and “how” of teaching English pronunciation to speakers of other languages.  Participants will explore:

 

  • The pros and cons of IPA: Is teaching the International Phonetic Alphabet more trouble than it’s worth?
  • The role of phonics and the relationship between spelling and sounds
  • Suprasegmental aspects such as intonation, stress, rhythm and connected speech, and ways to teach them
  • Tech tools for teaching pronunciation
  • Ways for students to practise pronunciation outside the classroom
  • Attitudes to accents
  • Some common English pronunciation problems and how learners can overcome them
  • Ways to break down the barriers to good pronunciation

 

This is a hands-on workshop and participants will come away with a host of new ideas for activities that go far beyond “listen and repeat” and time will be devoted to developing resources to use in class immediately.

Presented by Critical Agendas

Rowena Bata

Rowena Bata has been a Languages teacher for 25 years and she has worked at schools in Victoria as well as in France, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia. She has held various positions of leadership and has taught students of all ages, from Prep to adult. Rowena holds a Master’s degree in Linguistics and she is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer. She is interested in bridging the gap between second language acquisition theory and what happens in a classroom, and she has a particular focus on the role that technology can play in the language learning process. Rowena has a wealth of experience that she brings to her presentations and her workshops are always practical and full of ideas for teachers to take away and use in their class immediately.

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