Phonemaphobia – taking the stress out of pronunciation

Some new (and not so new) teachers shy away from teaching and correcting pronunciation and using the phonemic chart in class. This session aims to provide those teachers with an insight into certain aspects of pronunciation, placing particular stress on …… stress, weak forms, phonemes and phonics. Teachers will leave with practical ideas to use in class and hopefully the realisation that pronunciation work can actually be fun rather than intimidating.

Find out about …

  • Weak forms
  • Word stress
  • The Phonemic Chart
  • Phonics
  • Drilling
  • Correction

Speaker: Jenny Thomas


Speaker’s Bio:

After studying Psychology at Oxford University with a special interest in language acquisition and developmental psychology, she qualified as a TEFL teacher and moved to Spain. She has been teaching for 36 years in Mallorca, Córdoba, Lucena and the U.K. and in 1989, after receiving the DELTA with distinction, she opened Idiomaster Language centres in Lucena and Montilla (Córdoba) with her husband Alan McDyre. For many years she was DOS at her centres and is also a Cambridge oral examiner.

Sponsor: Idiomaster

Sponsor’s Bio:

Idiomaster Language Centres located in Lucena and Montilla (Córdoba), two very Spanish towns in the South of Spain, have been teaching young learners and adults since 1989.

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