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Sounds of Success: Techniques for Boosting Motivation and Confidence Through Pronunciation

About This Session

Summary

This interactive workshop will introduce a range of fun, applicable techniques and tools for practicing sound and stress with adult English language learners.

This workshop provides teachers with practical, easy-to-use tools and techniques to deliver on what adult ESL students want most: to speak English well. By addressing students’ desire to learn correct pronunciation, teachers will also build their confidence, rapport, retention and participation in virtual and in-person classes. 

This interactive workshop will introduce a range of fun, applicable techniques and tools for practicing sound and stress with adult English language learners.

What we'll cover:

A primary reason adult students pursue English language classes is to communicate and be understood. Acquiring pronunciation accuracy is key to adult English language learning success, and a crucial step for students to feel more connected and confident. As confidence builds, students will be more likely to use English outside of the classroom.

This workshop incorporates a variety of tools and resources for teaching pronunciation, including The Color Vowel™ Chart, and Pronunciation Fun with Pictures. Participants will learn and practice different techniques to recognize, produce, and teach the many sounds needed to communicate effectively in English. We will focus on syllable stress; producing vowel sounds;  consonant blends (such as /ch/, /sh/, /th/); and the physical movement associated with correctly pronouncing words and phrases in English.

In addition, participants will practice techniques for incorporating pronunciation practice in lessons – whether they are in a virtual or in-person format. They will learn to catch trouble areas and correct them effectively and make use of everyday tools for best outcomes. This is a great workshop for both beginner teachers and experienced/certified teachers and will provide practical teaching ideas that participants can quickly adopt and apply to their next class!

Topics & Focus

Primary Topic Area
MAIN FOCUS ESL-ELL, English Language Learning
Session will also cover:
topic - instructional theory, methodology, research
topic - diversity, equity & inclusion

Pending

PD LIT
PD PAL
PD other

Handouts & Materials

No handouts or materials available at this time.

Presenter

Bates, Karin

Karin Bates
Curriculum and Training Specialist
Intercambio Uniting Communities

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Audience
ROLE classroom instructors
Level
LEVEL intermediate
Product promotion?
EXHIBITOR NO
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Page checked or updated: 6/28/24

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