English teacher's advanced guide to pronunciation teaching

Learn a research-based step-by-step approach to teaching pronunciation and really help your students be more intelligible in international contexts

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Do you ever feel like...

...you aren't spending enough (or any!) classroom time on teaching pronunciation?

...you're not entirely sure how to help your students be more intelligible?

...you need a fresh perspective on teaching pronunciation?

Then you're in the right place.

When I was taught pronunciation as a student, and then later on when I started teaching it myself, a lot of classroom time was spent on vowel quality, sentence stress, intonation, weak forms connected speech, the omnipresent 'schwa' and word stress.

Sounds familiar?

Here's the BIG news, though.

Research shows that many of the pronunciation features I mentioned above have little or no impact on intelligibility in international contexts. For example, some features of connected speech can actually lead to less, rather than more intelligibility. And word stress seems to have no impact at all!

I know - it sounds a bit crazy. But it's true. And based on solid research.


Enrol in this course to explore the fascinating world of English as a Lingua Franca research on pronunciation and learn an alternative model for teaching pronunciation that will help your students be much more intelligible in international contexts.

Incredibly useful!

Lucy Pereira, EFL Teacher and Teacher Trainer

"Without a doubt, Marek Kiczkowiak is a mover and shaker in the world of English language teaching, proof of which I need only mention his tireless advocacy for greater inclusiveness in the field, along with the innovative way he applies research into English as a lingua franca . One to watch! "

- Scott Thornbury, ELT writer and teacher trainer

"I really like how the course is organised , alternating between reading tasks and videos. I particularly like the choice and quality of suggested readings and videos, which is a real time-saver. And needless to say, Marek’s feedback to comments is much appreciated."

- Drahomira Vernay, English Teacher, France

What exactly are you getting in the course?

10 modules divided into two sections

A mix of theory and practice that will encourage you to reflect on your teaching practice and develop professionally.

Theoretical insights presented in an easy, digestible and classroom-oriented manner.

Practical teaching guidelines based on both research and classroom experience that will give you new and exciting tips that you can easily implement in your practice.

Pre-recorded video presentations

Are you a busy teacher? Forget about missed live sessions and failing to fit the course into your teaching schedule!

Watch the lectures wherever and whenever suits YOU best.

Revisit the course materials to get new insights and revise what you've learnt.

Carefully chosen reading material

Read cutting-edge articles that have been carefully chosen for you because of their practical insights.

Follow the questions that guide you through the text and encourage you to reflect on it.

Use the practical insights from the articles to design lesson plans and activities.

Fully compatible across all mobile devices

Forget about unresponsive websites that look horrible on your mobile or tablet! This course will look great no matter whether you're using your flat-screen TV, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

You can watch the videos, read the articles, use the comments section and complete the entire course on any mobile device.

This gives you enormous flexibility and mobility, so you can enjoy the course wherever it suits YOU best.

Comments section

Interact with other course participants and with your instructor to develop your ideas.

Post your reflections, answers and thoughts and get feedback.

Exchange practical teaching ideas and tips with other English teachers from across the world and use them in your own teaching.

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What are you going to learn in this course?

By the end of this course...

1. ...you will have a better knowledge of how you can teach pronunciation to ensure that students are intelligible in diverse international and multilingual contexts, so that you can teach more effective lessons.

2. ...you will find out which pronunciation features are important for intelligibility, and how to focus on them in class, so that you focus on what REALLY matters.

3. ...you will have read some of the most cutting-edge research about ELF and teaching pronunciation, so that you can make your classroom practice more evidenced-based (WITHOUT much extra work).

4. ...you will have seen example lesson plans and activities, created your own materials and used them with students, so that you're 100% ready to ace your next pronunciation lesson.

5. ...you will have learnt how to adapt your course books QUICKLY and EASILY, so that you can create more engaging and relevant lessons.

And there's MORE...

And MORE...

Lot's MORE, actually.

Your Instructor

Marek Kiczkowiak
Marek Kiczkowiak

I am a teacher, teacher trainer and founder of TEFL Equity Advocates and Academy, where I help English teachers tackle 'native speaker' bias by teaching English as a Lingua Franca. I also help 'non-native speaker' teachers overcome their fears and worries by busting the 'native speaker' fallacy, so that they can become more confident and teach English successfully.

I have taught English in Latin America and in Europe, and am currently teaching at KU Leuven, Belgium. I hold a BA in English Philology from the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan, Cambridge CELTA and DELTA, and a PhD in TESOL from the University of York, UK. I have delivered workshops, talks and plenaries at many international conferences and events for English teachers in Europe and North America.

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See what others are saying about this course!

Lewis Lansford, award winning ELT author, speaker, materials developer and trainer

"The English teacher's advanced guide to pronunciation teaching has provided me with an insight into how English as a lingua franca is learned and used and how ELF pronunciation models can differ from those that are traditionally taught to ELLs. The online lectures are informative, and the discussion topics and tasks require course participants to consider how ELF pronunciation is relevant to their own teaching and learning situations ."

- Martin Cooke, English teacher in Taiwan

FREE Bonus #1 - How to Teach Pronunciation: Interviews with Experts (valued at $129)

Learn how to teach pronunciation from the most prominent researchers such as John Levis or David Deterding, as well as acclaimed teacher trainers and materials writers such as Nicola Meldrum or Mark Hancock.

These interviews are a goldmine of practical teaching ideas and insightful research findings that will help you rethink and reflect on how you teach pronunciation, and take your skills to a new level.

FREE Bonus #2 - Lifetime Updates (priceless)

Every year, following the feedback from course participants, as well as the latest developments in ELF research and teaching practice; I update the course, refreshing the content and adding new material.

That way as a course participant you will always get the latest content and new teaching ideas that will help you teach ELF more effectively.

Get these updates FOREVER for FREE now and you won't have to pay a penny again, even if the course fee goes up!

FREE Bonus #3 - Full Offline Access (valued at $100)

No Internet? No problem :)

Enjoy the course offline - take it with you for a walk, view it in a park on your mobile, watch the lectures in a cafe while drinking a delightful cup of coffee.

...Download all the videos and watch them even when you're offline

...Save the reading materials and read when it suits YOU best!

FREE Bonus #4 - Lifetime access (priceless)

Being and English teacher myself, I completely understand how busy your schedule can get. Offsite classes, correcting essays, marking exams, split shifts... I've been there!

That's why I want you to be able to enjoy the course for as long as you want. Lifetime access gives you the flexibility to start and finish the course whenever it suits YOU best!

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Satisfaction guaranteed

At TEFL Equity Academy customer satisfaction is my number one priority. That's why this course is covered by a 100% money back guarantee.

You can try “The English Teacher's Advanced Guide to Pronunciation Teaching”, and if you’re not satisfied within 30 days of purchasing, you can get a full refund.

No questions asked.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the course?
About 10 hours of on-line instruction, and at least 5 hours of further self-study. So, spending an hour every day, you should be able to complete the course in about two weeks. However, there's no rush, because you have life-time access to it! So you can also take your time, and complete it at your own pace.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. And you have unlimited life-time access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Will I get any guidance from my tutor?
Of course! You can get in touch with your tutor through the discussion board or via email, and they'll offer you guidance and help. You can also get extra individual Skype tutorials where the tutor will give you their full attention and personalised advice.
Who is the course for?
For all those looking for a fresh perspective on teaching pronunciation.
Will the course be practical?
Yes! You'll walk away with an array of ideas for teaching pronunciation, adapting your course book, preparing students for accents or designing a pronunciation syllabus.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
I still have more questions.
No problem! Drop me an email to [email protected] and I'll do my best to answer them.

"I found this course extremely helpful. For ‘native’ (born in England) teachers like me it was a timely reminder that whilst (RP) L2 learners may need to understand what a native L1 is saying, they do not need to reproduce it in their speech – unless they want to. What they do need to do is to be comprehensible. For ‘non-native’ English teachers, I hope it validates and gives them confidence that their English is a perfectly valid way of speaking the many Englishes. I earnestly hope this course will give them the confidence to do so. The course invites us to reflect on our practice in teaching pronunciation and the choices we make as teachers, just as it encourages students to make choices about the Englishes they speak. It is thus full of reflection points to help us think about what we do. I found this invaluable. Thank you Marek! You have helped me to improve my pronunciation teaching!"

- William Laidlaw, English teacher in Malta

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Satisfaction guaranteed

At TEFL Equity Academy customer satisfaction is my number one priority. That's why this course is covered by a 100% money back guarantee.

You can try “The English Teacher's Advanced Guide to Pronunciation Teaching”, and if you’re not satisfied within 30 days of purchasing, you can get a full refund.

No questions asked.