Teaching English pronunciation for the real world

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Laura Patsko is a language and pedagogy consultant, training people around the world in the most effective ways of using, learning and teaching English for international contexts. She specialises in pronunciation and listening. Laura blogs at laurapatsko.wordpress.com and elfpron.wordpress.com, and tweets as @lauraahaha.

Who uses English today? Who is speaking and who is listening? What do learners of English need to sound like? Nowadays, the answer to all these questions is unlikely to be “native English speakers”. Indeed, the vast majority of spoken interaction in English today involves no native speakers at all. How can we ensure everyone understands each other in such a diverse world? This webinar will consider some new pronunciation priorities and challenges for learners and teachers of English.

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