PronSIG Conference 2021: Mind, brain and pronunciation - How thoughts, emotions, and experiences affect L2 English pronunciation

Join IATEFL Pronunciation SIG for their 2021 Conference with Veronica Sardegna and Akiko Kondo on Saturday, 2 October.

Conference abstract:

How can English language teachers make use of the potential of the brain/mind to support their students’ receptive and productive pronunciation skills?

From the moment we are born our brains are constantly at work, categorising the sounds of our mother tongues and enabling us to remember and produce language utterances. When it comes to the use and pronunciation of an additional language, the brain’s capacity to store, retrieve, and use new sounds is fascinating and complex. However, this is not always taken into consideration in the practice of everyday teaching of English. What role do variables such as experience, emotion, confidence, mindfulness, cognition, processing, or memory have on pronunciation?

PronSIG’s 2021 online conference hopes to explore these questions, providing participants with a deeper understanding of how the brain/mind can influence and improve English pronunciation teaching and learning.

Access the conference schedule here and view the speaker line up.

Access the full conference programme here and read the session abstracts.

The conference will run from 09.30 until 18.00( UK time) on Saturday 2 October. Don’t worry if you are in a different time zone or unavailable on the day, all of the sessions will be recorded and made available to ticket holders after the event. However, if you wish to have access to the recordings, you must still register for a ticket.

This event is sponsored by British Council ELTons Finalist Sensations English. Find out more about Sensations English multi-level video and audio learning resources here.

IATEFL members need to login before registering for this event in order to receive the member discount.

PronSIG members should have received, via email, a code in order to register for free. Please email [email protected] if you have not received it.

Non members wishing to register for this event must hold a user account with us. If you don't already have a user account then create one by clicking 'Login' at the top left of the screen, then select “create new account”. This is free and is quick and easy to do.

To view the IATEFL event terms and conditions please click here

Please note: online registration for this event closes on 29 September 2021.


Event details

Event type:

SIG Event


02/10/2021 - 09:30 until 02/10/2021 - 18:00 UK time

United Kingdom


IATEFL PronSIG members: Free
IATEFL members 3.50GBP
Non members 5GBP