Join PronSIG!

If you want to join IATEFL PronSIG, join IATEFL and choose PronSIG as your Special Interest Group (SIG).

Benefits for PronSIG members include: free access to Speak Out!, our biannual journal, which proudly exhibits reviews and articles on pronunciation and listening by teachers and researchers; free webinars, and a variety of face-to-face workshops and conferences available to our members at a discounted price. Every year we also organise a PronSIG event at the main IATEFL Conference and offer scholarship opportunities to our members.

If you are interested in contributing to PronSIG, please get in touch with our Coordinators.

Join the PronSIG Committee!

The PronSIG Committee

Adam Scott
PronSIG Joint Coordinator

I’m a teacher educator, teacher-researcher and materials writer passionate about inclusive, quality, evidence-based practice. Pronunciation and phonology are core specialisms (alongside reflective teacher development, EdTech, LGBTQI+ inclusion, beginners, YLs, and adult literacy) nurtured through Delta, classroom research, current MA TESOL and co-founding TDSiG-Local ‘DIY-CPD’ initiative: Brighton Language Teachers.

Gemma Archer
PronSIG Joint Coordinator & Speak Out! Journal 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.

Catarina Pontes
Committee Member

I’m Educational Development Manager at International School. I’ve been in ELT for over 20 years, and in teacher education for 15. A conference speaker and co-author of Getting into Teacher Education, a Handbook (Cengage Learning), I hold a BA in Translation-Interpreting (UNIBERO) and a specialisation in Translation (USP).

Beata Walesiak
Social Media Coordinator
& Webmaster

I’m a teacher and teacher trainer specialising in pronunciation and technology-supported teaching. I have taught in academia in Poland and Scotland, and work through I have presented at conferences, fan conventions and teacher-training events in Poland, Russia and the UK.

Tarik Uzun
Joint Assistant Journal Editor

I work as a teacher, learning advisor, and the Independent Learning Center (ILC) coordinator at Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Turkey. I also teach undergraduate level ELT pronunciation classes at TED University, Ankara. I hold a Ph.D. in foreign language teaching from Ankara University Department of Linguistics and my research interests include intelligibility, pronunciation teaching, and learner autonomy.

 Kristýna Červinková Poesová
Joint Assistant Journal Editor

I’m a teacher educator at the Faculty of Education, Charles University in Prague. I teach English phonetics and phonology courses in various teacher training programmes. My research interests include the effectiveness of pronunciation teaching and learning, intelligibility and accent attitudes. I attend and take part in conferences focussing on English native and non-native pronunciation.

Taylor Veigga
Joint Webinar Coordinator

I’m a Trinity CertTESOL tutor, teacher, teacher trainer and materials designer based in Rio. I hold a BA in Languages, a specialist degree in Media-Education, the CPE, and Delta. My main interests are pronunciation, English as a Lingua Franca and language ideologies. I’ve also been a pedagogical coordinator for BrELT since 2015.

Victor Hugo Medina Soares 
Joint Webinar Coordinator

I’m a teacher educator and English language teacher in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. I have an MA in Phonetics and Phonology and a BA in English Language and Literature, both from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. I also have the CELTA and the Train the Trainer certifications. I’m interested in popularising academic research on phonological acquisition in late bilinguals, intelligibility, and pronunciation instruction.

The PronSIG Alumni include:

Jane Setter, Robin Walker, Jonathan Marks, Wayne Rimmer, Piers Messum, Alex Selman