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An 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.

Intrigued?

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.

What are you going to learn in this course?

So 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.

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

3. ...you will have read some of the most cutting-edge research about ELF and teaching pronunciation.

4. ...you will have seen example lesson plans and activities, created your own materials and used them with students.

5. ...you will have learnt how to adapt your course books.

And there's MORE...

And MORE...

Lot's MORE, actually.

So what are you getting in the course?

  • 15 hours of guided on-line study;
  • 10 lectures;
  • 6 practical assignments;
  • 10 hours of guided self-study;
  • 6 easy steps to implementing English as a Lingua Franca perspective when teaching pronunciation;
  • latest research findings about teaching pronunciation;
  • feedback, guidance and advice from your instructor;
  • a selection of cutting-edge articles on the topic.

Are you in? Click Enrol in Course now to take your pronunciation teaching skills to another level.


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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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! Whether you're a teacher, a teacher trainer, a recruiter, or maybe a member of a teaching association, you'll walk away with an array of ideas for promoting professional equality between 'native' and 'non-native speakers' in your daily practice.
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.