8th Oct 2016 10:00am-5:00pm
Falmer, Checkland Building
A one-day pronunciation event organised by International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) Pronunciation Special Interest Group (PronSIG) and hosted by the School of Humanities at the University of Brighton.
Plenary speakers: John Wells & Adrian Underhill
Venue: Checkland building Falmer Campus, University of Brighton
Saturday 8th October 2016, 10am – 5pm
Different Voices is a one-day pronunciation event for teachers of English working in a variety of contexts. It has two distinguished and expert plenary speakers:
John Wells is Emeritus Professor of Phonetics at UCL. His books for teachers include the Longman Pronunciation Dictionary, Sounds Interesting and now Sounds Fascinating.
John’s talk is entitled, Don’t be frightened of intonation! From the abstract: “English has a rich intonation system, but one that can seem daunting … We should concentrate on those teaching points that can readily be understood and learnt.”
Adrian Underhill is a past President of IATEFL and author of Sound Foundations: Learning and Teaching Pronunciation. In current work, he is exploring the role of improvisation, playfulness and intuition in learning.
Adrian’s talk is entitled, …somewhere in the air, floating, not reachable… From the abstract: “Sixteen teachers of English (with 9 mother tongues) met with me this summer to explore a methodology of physicality [for teaching pronunciation.] … We will explore and review some of the activities they developed.”
In addition, there will be twelve 45-minute talks and workshops given in three parallel tracks by teachers of English who are expert in pronunciation work.
The cost of the day is £50. PronSIG members, University of Brighton staff and students, and EFL teachers working in the Brighton and Hove area can attend at the reduced rate of £30 by entering the discount code LOCALRATE at the checkout when registering for the event. Please register through the IATEFL website at http://secure.iatefl.org/events/
For enquiries, please email Wayne Rimmer at PronSIG@iatefl.org