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Overview: 

This two-part workshop focuses on effective techniques and strategies for teaching pronunciation in the ESOL classroom and best practices for correcting students’ pronunciation errors.

Audience: 

This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Teachers of adult English language learners who would like to expand their repertoire of pronunciation teaching techniques
Description: 

This workshop includes a face-to-face session and a follow-up webinar.

In the face-to-face session, you will:

  • Explore various ways to seamlessly integrate pronunciation instruction into the content of your classroom
  • Learn new activities and games that support explicit pronunciation instruction
  • Determine what aspects of pronunciation to teach and which pronunciation features should may be taught at each level
  • Discuss best practices in correcting students’ pronunciation errors

Approximately one month after this session, the workshop presenter will facilitate a one-hour follow-up webinar to support you in applying what you’ve learned. Your participation in this webinar is expected.

Dates:  

  • Face-to-Face Session: December 15, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Webinar: January 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

If you have questions about the workshop, please contact Dori McCormack (dmccormack@hcc.edu).

Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Assess and prioritize your students’ pronunciation needs
  • Apply a variety of tools for teaching pronunciation and correcting pronunciation errors
  • Become familiar with classroom activities that create awareness and improvement of learners’ pronunciation
  • Gain knowledge regarding what pronunciation instruction is best for students at a given level
Presenter(s): 
Prerequisites: 

We recommend that participants take the workshop on the Components of Language before taking this workshop.

Date: 
12/15/2017 - 9:30am
01/12/2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location: 
Part 1- Picknelly Adult and Family Education Center; Part 2- online
206 Maple Street, Room 401
Holyoke, MA
Directions: 
PD Center: 
Topic Area: 
Curriculum Frameworks/Standards
Digital Literacy
ESOL/English Language Learner
Technology Support
PDP Eligible: 
No