In its second edition, this course aims at equipping teachers with the tools they need to successfully teach and improve their knowledge of pronunciation.
This is both a theoretical and practical course. Participants will watch videos, read articles and do activities. Teachers will have asynchronous input during the week and live sessions.
Both teachers with some knowledge of phonology and those with no formal instruction will benefit from this course, as participants will have the opportunity to delve into key concepts.
Participants will receive a certificate at the end of the course.
The course starts on January 6th and finishes on February 3rd, 2019.
Live sessions are on Sundays at 10am Brasília time (GMT-4). Click here to find out the time in your timezone. In order to give participants more flexibility, sessions are recorded and participants will have access to the recordings as well as course materials until the end of February.
December 26th- Trainees start having access to Unit 1 materials
January 6th, week 1- First live session: spelling and vowels
January 13th, week 2- Second live session: consonants and clusters
January 20th, week 3- Third live session: connected speech and pronunciation for listening
January 27th, week 4- Fourth live session: stress and intonation
February 3rd, week 5- Fifth live session: models and goals
Access to all course materials (videos, articles and activities) and live sessions.
Access to all course materials (videos, articles and activities), live sessions and written feedback on a Research Assignment in which participants will analyse their own pronunciation.
Access to all course materials (videos, articles and activities), live sessions, written feedback on a Research Assignment in which participants will analyse their own pronunciation. Plus, 2 30-minute live sessions. In the first session, the participant describes a class they have and pronunciation issues they would like to tackle to then discuss possible ideas with the tutors. The participant then sends a lesson plan to the tutors and receives feedback in the next session.
Smartphones and tablets are not recommended. You will need regular access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (at least 10Mbps) is highly recommended.
You will also need a headset and a webcam (your computer may have an in-built camera).
Mark Hancock is a teacher, trainer and author based in the UK. He holds an MA in Teaching English from Aston University. His books include Pronunciation Games (CUP 1995), English Pronunciation in Use (CUP 2003), Authentic Listening in Practice (DELTA 2014, with Annie McDonald) and PronPack 1-4 (Hancock McDonald ELT 2017). He also runs the teacher resource websites http://pronpack.com/ and http://hancockmcdonald.com/ (
T.Veigga is a teacher, teacher trainer and materials designer based in Rio. He holds a BA in Languages, a Specialisation in Media-Education, the CPE, and Delta – Understanding language, methodology and resources for teaching and Developing professional practice. He has written articles on various subjects related to teaching, as well as presented at conferences in Brazil and abroad. He is a Richmond blogger and has been a BrELT coordinator since 2015. Alongside the BrELT Team, he has organised face-to-face and online events that promote continuous professional development.