Shem Macdonald, Margaret Corrigan & Elizabeth Keenan
In this hour-long webinar we will facilitate discussion around strategies for introducing, recycling, and assessing pronunciation including with learners at the very initial stages of their language learning. We will explore some options for addressing the challenging nature of pronunciation learning and teaching such as addressing different needs within the one class and reinforcing learning to assist students to make sustained changes to their ways of speaking. Options for teacher professional development around pronunciation and the integration of pronunciation throughout a program will be discussed.
Teachers of students at all stages of language learning and in all contexts are welcome.
Shem Macdonald is a lecture in Applied Linguistics and TESOL at the School of Education at La Trobe University, Melbourne. His interests are in researching teachers views of pronunciation and how we understand effective spoken communication.
Margaret Corrigan is manager at Carringbush Adult Education in Richmond, Melbourne. She is interested in the professional development of EAL/Literacy teachers.
Elizabeth Keenan is an EAL teacher and mentor at Carringbush Adult Education. She is interested in the teaching of pronunciation, particularly to beginner level learners.
Log in details: Will be emailed to all those who have RSVPed closer to the event.
We suggest you use aim to join the session 5-10 minutes early to ensure that you can download the Zoom app on your computer and check that it is working.
During the session we will ask all participants to make use of the chat facility for questions/comments rather than the microphone. We hope that this will ensure everyone is able to attend and participate equally.
During the webinar we will also be asking participants to add some ideas to the online tool, Padlet. If you would like to test this this link prior to the session please go to: https://padlet.com/Shem/pronunciation. Feel free to add a response to the question there prior to the session.