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PronSIG: 'Equality and inclusion in pronunciation teaching: providing global representation'

An online conference presented by IATEFL Pronunciation Special Interest Group (Pronsig)

In the face of native-speakerism, accent prejudice and inequality, the act of pronunciation teaching can be a loaded issue, creating debates, and raising questions such as:

  • How can we teach pronunciation in a more inclusive way and create a classroom in which all accents are valued and treated with respect?
  • How can we promote equality and acceptance of diverse Englishes in a world in which accent reduction and prestige native speaker model content abound?
  • How can we ensure that all of our students’ accents are equally represented as part of the global community of English speakers?

PronSIG Online Conference will feature 30-minute presentations and 5-minute posters focusing on (but not limited to) the following themes:

  • attitudes to diverse accents in pronunciation teaching in various contexts
  • encouraging acceptance of global Englishes in the classroom
  • creating pronunciation materials using diverse accents/ELF perspectives
  • overcoming accent or NNEST prejudice in the ELT world.

The online conference will take place on Zoom and to view the programme, please click below (please note sessions may be subject to change)

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We look forward to you joining us online!


 

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Event details

Event type:

SIG Event
Pronunciation

Date:

04/10/2020 - 09:30 until 04/10/2020 - 18:20 UK time
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Fees:

Non-member: 5GBP
IATEFL member: 3.50GBP
IATEFL PronSIG member: Free

To get the discount, PronSIG members should login as an IATEFL member and use the discount code provided via email from the PronSIG committee.