Bloopers #1: Lost in London

This is the first in what I hope will become a series of ‘bloopers’ – moments in my language teaching/learning career where things haven’t gone quite how I would have expected or hoped!

We learn from our failures as well as our successes, so why not share both?*

So, without further ado, here’s blooper #1. Continue reading

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IATEFL 2013: Pronunciation for listeners: Making sense of connected speech

First post in a series summarising my ‘best bits’ of the IATEFL 2013 conference. Going to try and post at least one thing each day, so watch this space!

This morning I saw Mark Hancock talking about how we can help learners make sense of connected speech features when listening. An entertaining and useful talk… here are the key points I took from it:

Learners may not need or want to sound like a native speaker. Continue reading