Introduction



Welcome!

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.


live events & webinars

Find information about our workshops and conferences all around the world.

Or learn about issues in pronunciation, teaching and research from the comfort of your own home.

Speak Out! Journal

Read the latest ideas in our journal.

PronSIG Committee

Find out about the PronSIG team and how to contact us.

Journal

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).


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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.


Contact the Editor

Contents of Recent Editions

Committee Members at large

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The PronSIG Committee

Learn more about the team.

Wayne Rimmer

PronSIG 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 Archer

Speak 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 Patsko

Speak 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 Pontes

Reviews 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 Skopintseva

Events 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 Guyett

Facebook 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).

Piers Messum

Treasurer

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.

Alex Selman

Webmaster

I'm a teacher, trainer and curriculum designer based in Yokohama, Japan. My interests are interactive prosody, sociocultural theory, and digital material design.

Further Contacts