PronSIG has been at the forefront of the practice & theory of pronunciation teaching for more than 20 years. We give teachers the opportunity to: exchange ideas about methodology and materials; discuss theoretical matters and, work on the interdependence of pronunciation and other areas of language learning.
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10-13th April 2018, 52nd Annual International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition, Brighton, England.
Plenary Speakers: Lourdes Ortega, Dorothy Zemach, Brita Fernandez Schmidt, Barry O'Sullivan, John Agard.Get Info
9th April 2018, Pronunciation and Teacher Training & Education SIGS.
Joint Pre-conference Event. Brighton, England.Get Info
31st March 2018, Webinar with Dan Frost.
"Putting Prosody First in ELT - using the body and voice to teach pronunciation and comprehension".Get Info
17th February 2018, "Pronunciation: the missing link", Chester, UK.
IATEFL PronSIG with the University of Chester.Get Info Event Report
24-25th November 2017, "Going Global: Speaking Presentation Skills and Pronunciation", Moscow
2 day Symposium. And Pre-Conference Event on 23rd November.Website Get Info
24-25th November 2017, "IATEFL Web Conference", Online.
Webinars on a wide range of EFL topics presented by our Special Interest Groups.Website Info
21st October 2017, Webinar with Ewa Wanat and Jane Bentley
"Rhythmic training techniques for comprehending connected speech."Get Info
14th October 2017, IATEFL GISIG/PronSIG Joint Event in London
One-day Joint event with the Global Issues and Pronunciation SIGs.Get Info Photos
17th June 2017, 10.00-17.00, "Pronunciation Matters"
One-day pronunciation event at Bell Language School, Cambridge, EnglandGet Info
4-7th April 2017, 51st IATEFL Conference, GLASGOW
Plenary Speakers: Gabriel Diaz Maggioli, Sarah Mercer, J J Wilson, Jane Setter, Imtiaz DharkerGet Info
3rd April 2017, Glasgow PCE: "Pronunciation teaching then and now"
PronSIG Pre-Conference Event. Staffa, Crowne Plaza, Glasgow, ScotlandGet Info
21st Jan 2017, Webinar by Sinem Sonsaat
"The role teacher's manuals play in pronunciation teaching: an answer key or a complete guide?"Get Info
8th October, One-day Event: "Different Voices"
Organised by IATEFL PronSIG and hosted by the University of Brighton, England. Plenary speakers: John Wells & Adrian UnderhillGet Info
14th April, PronSIG event wins Award from The Fair List UK.
Award Event held at the Birmingham IATEFL ConferenceGet Info
April 12th, PronSIG Pre-Conference Event: Creating Pronunciation Materials, presented by Mark Hancock
IATEFL Birmingham ConferenceGet Info
19th March, Webinar by Judy Gilbert
"Teaching Pronunciation: Simplicity is the key"Get Info Free Book!
Jan-Feb, Online Course - "Teaching Pronunciation Differently"
PronSIG supported the EVO sessionGet Info
Archived website. Older information may be available from members of the committee. GET INFO
What is it?
Speak Out! is our biannual journal, proudly exhibiting reviews and articles on pronunciation and listening by teachers and researchers.
How do I get it?
It is free for members. Non-members can take a look at recent contents below from back issues. Contact Eleanor Broadbridge at Head Office to buy full issues (£5 each + p&p).
How can I contribute?
We are always on the lookout for contributions to Speak Out!, so if you are interested in contributing an article or pronunciation teaching activity, please get in touch with the Editor. This includes any reviews you might wish to submit of suitable publications. We look forward to receiving your input.
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Contents of Recent Editions
Committee Members at large
The PronSIG Committee
Learn more about the team.
Wayne RimmerPronSIG Coordinator
For me this year marks two decades of being in IATEFL and PronSIG. As a new teacher in an under-resourced country, membership was first a lifeline and then, as I got more confident in my craft, an opportunity to contribute. I've always thought that the SIGs are the strength of IATEFL and that PronSIG is a very special SIG because of its sense of community. On a personal level, I'm still active in teaching but I'm spending an increasing amount of time materials writing, including of course pronunciation resources. I'm really combining business and pleasure these days!
Gemma ArcherSpeak Out! Editor
I’m a pre-sessional coordinator and teacher of Academic English and pronunciation electives at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. I have a CELTA, Dip TESOL and a Master’s of Research in English Language and Linguistics and have taught English in the UK, Ireland, Italy and the Middle East.
Laura PatskoSpeak Out! Sub-Editor
I'm a research manager for a major ELT publisher, a teacher trainer and a former English teacher. I specialize in English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) and teacher development.
Catarina PontesReviews Editor
I'm a teacher trainer and course designer at Cultura Inglesa São Paulo, Brazil. A DELTA holder, I’ve been involved with Teaching, Teacher Training, Course Design, and International Exams for several years. An ICELT tutor, a Cambridge Assessment Speaking Examiner and Team Leader, I’ve published articles in ELT and EFL, co-authored Getting into Teacher Education – a Handbook, and presented at international conferences. I currently teach a pronunciation course for teachers at Faculdade Cultura Inglesa, and am doing my MA with NILE.
Tatiana SkopintsevaEvents Organiser
I am Chair of the Humanities and Languages Department at New Economic School in Moscow (www.nes.ru). Throughout my academic career I have taught English phonetics and pronunciation for TEFL undergraduates and graduates, ESAP students of other majors (economists, lawyers, political analysts), and given training workshops and seminars for in-service teachers. I have authored and co-authored articles, textbooks and conference publications devoted to English phonetics, dialectology and sociolinguistics. My research interest in sociolinguistics and dialectology brought me to turning the teaching focus to ELF/EIL approach, which has become the emphasis in my current views and teaching practices. I have accounted for my best practices of teaching English pronunciation to Russian learners at IATEFL conferences and PronSig events.
Louise GuyettFacebook and Webinar Coordinator
I'm the Assistant Academic Director for The English Studio Dublin. I completed the Trinity DipTESOL in 2013 and it's thanks to that I became fascinated by all things related to teaching pronunciation teaching. If you have anything you would like to share on our Facebook page, simply send a private message on our page or email me (link on my photo).
I'm a teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer, inspired by my contact with Caleb Gattegno’s Silent Way. I wrote a PhD thesis on the child development of L1 pronunciation, which also informs my teaching. I work through Pronunciation Science Ltd.
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