Learn how to deliver exciting, challenging, student-focussed lessons in ESL pronunciation.
The course is taken in 2 parts: 1) Teaching Sounds, 2) Teaching Stress & Intonation. Each part is split into theory – the subject-knowledge a teacher needs in order to deliver the classes, and practice – how to teach the subject area.
We use the Pronunciation Studio course book ‘The Sound of English’ on the course, but the skills learnt are transferrable to any course materials. Many of the techniques, skills and activities can be used in the classroom without preparation, making any ESL class a suitable basis to work on pronunciation.
The methodology used is the ESL model known as PPP, we also explore how this can (and sometimes must) be altered for pronunciation teaching. The course is designed for teachers (native and non-native speakers) who have at least some classroom experience, though advanced pronunciation learners may also find the course useful. No prior knowledge of phonetics is required, but we would strongly recommend familiarising yourself with the 45 sounds IPA chart before starting the course.
Upon completion of each part, you will receive a Pronunciation Studio certificate and you will be able to transfer the skils directly to your classroom teaching. The course is available intensively at weekends, or weekly in the evenings. We also offer a 4 day intensive in the summer holidays or it can be taken individually on a timetable of your choice both in London and via Skype.