Watch the webinar recording
Teaching Difficult Sounds, with Adrian Underhill
Thursday 13th November 2014: 12.00-12.45 (GMT)
During his webinar, Adrian will discuss:
- The pronunciation chart and how it helps learners
- Finding the muscles that make the new sounds
- Using easy sound positions to find the difficult ones
- How to correct and practise these sounds
- How to make optimal use of learner errors
- Insights into pronunciation that shed new light on typical problems.
About the speaker: Adrian Underhill
Adrian Underhill works mainly as freelance trainer, consultant and writer. He’s a former President of IATEFL and a current IATEFL Ambassador. He’s interested in how people learn, how they relate and how they organise themselves. He enjoys all forms of improvisation, in jazz, in theatre, in comedy and in life, as well as organic gardening - and eating the results!
Adrian’s hugely popular series of Pronunciation Skills videos can be viewed over on the Macmillan Education ELT YouTube channel!
Adrian also runs two blogs:
Here, Adrian tells us more about his work and what you will learn from him at MEOC2014:
What will people learn from your webinar?
How to cut through all the nonsense about pronunciation being difficult!
Tell us about your latest projects with Macmillan Education?
A series of 35 three minute videos on understanding and teaching the sounds of English.
What inspired and continues to inspire you to work in ELT?
Learning, being a learner, learning with others, curiosity.
If you could have written one book what would it be?
How to make an anti-gravity device in your kitchen.
Adrian's top teaching tips
- Seek to learn rather than to know
- Be a curious learner alongside your students
- Speak to them like friends, rather than like students