Mark Hancock

Say it to hear it: pronunciation for listening skills

We often think of pronunciation in terms of productive skills, but it’s equally important for receptive ones. Indeed, some aspects of pronunciation learning are primarily for the benefit of listening – connected speech in particular. In this presentation, I will demonstrate activities which, although they may engage learners in active production, do so for the purpose of improving listening skills.

Mark is a teacher, trainer, and author of many ELT titles including Pronunciation Games and English Pronunciation in Use Intermediate (both CUP). His self-published collection PronPack 1-4 received the 2018 ELTons award for innovation in teacher resources. Recent books include PronPack 5: Pronunciation of English for Spanish Speakers (Hancock McDonald ELT) and Mark Hancock’s 50 Tips for Teaching Pronunciation (CUP)