Educo presents a free training workshop for teachers of English language in public, private and private schools of all levels. Participation is limited and registration is mandatory.
The workshop will reveal the secret of successful English language pronunciation learning and teaching! The good news is that this is not technical or complicated. Mr Parker will quickly establish with you the typical components of an English language pronunciation syllabus and then discuss with you the order in which we might want to teach these elements and the relative priorities that they deserve. He will then go on to clarify the important connection in English between grammar and pronunciation with a particular focus on the grammatically determined role of stress in normal speech. This will lead to a consideration of some of the differences between a stress-timed language like English and a syllable-timed language like Italian. He’ll go on to discuss and if possible demonstrate some teaching techniques and awareness-raising procedures which can usefully be integrated into everyday lessons. In summary, he will be describing a simple but neglected aspect of the pronunciation of English which will have long-term benefits for learners and future users of English both in terms of their pronunciation but also – as an important bonus – improving their listening confidence.
February 21st – IC “Mattarella” Viale Piersanti Mattarella, 145 Modena
February 22nd – Istituto Comprensivo “San Biagio” Via Celso Cicognani, 8 RAVENNA
February 23rd – Scuola Primaria “Anna Frank” Via Alessandro e Luigino Tandura, 3 TREVISO
February 24th – Bergamo
14:30 – 15:00 Registration
15:00 – 17:00 Workshop
17:00 – 17:15 Coffee Break
17:15 – 18:30 Workshop and conclusions
Ray has been involved in English Language Teaching since graduating in Hispanic Studies in the late 60’s. The bulk of his time is now devoted to teacher education and training teacher trainers. He has taught, trained and examined teachers in 34 countries and coauthored a well-known teachers’ textbook on the phonology and pronunciation of English and a course book published in Italy. In his career, he has been a teacher, Director of Studies, College Principal, Senior Lecturer, Director of Language Examinations, Inspector of English Language Schools and consultant. His focus now lies with teacher training and ELT project management with a particular interest in in-service professional development for non-native English speaking teachers and in the development of confidence about English Language systems in native speaker teachers. Recent years have seen him helping to manage and deliver major teacher training initiatives in Africa and Asia.