PronSIG Annual Online Conference

An IATEFL Pronunciation Special Interest Group Online Conference
Musical pronunciation: Teaching the production and perception of English prosody

Learning the melody of a new language can be challenging. From birth, and even before, we are immersed in the musical patterns of our mother tongue, primed to hear its prosody. When the time comes to begin learning a second language, these prosodic features can stubbornly stick around, transferring into the new language, and leaving traces in our speech which can impact our intelligibility and confuse listeners. For teachers of English, this transfer is well known, but what is less known is how can we best support students to perceive and produce English’s prosodic features, alleviating their struggles to notice and comprehend its intonation patterns, overcoming ‘stress deafness’, and in turn, pinpointing specific ways they can become more intelligible and effective speakers of English.

In this whole day online conference, IATEFL PronSIG invites you to join us to listen, learn, exchange, and take away a variety of methods and strategies for teaching the music of English.

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Event details

Event type:

SIG Event


14/10/2023 - 09:30 until 14/10/2023 - 17:30 UK time


Standard non-member: £10
Standard member: £7