Friday, 23 May 2014

Possible post

Dear all

This post might be of some interest:


It's functional English rather than ESOL but it's worth finding out about. The learners are likely to be ESOL students.

Friday, 16 May 2014


We have now looked at four areas of phonology: word and sentence stress, connected speech, intonation and sounds (the phonemic script). Hope you find the summary below useful.

Phonology mindmap

Friday, 9 May 2014

Teaching pronunciation

Adrian Underhill, who wrote 'Sounds English' advocates a slightly different approach to teaching pronunciation. Watch the four clips to see what his approach is and answer the questions as you go along. What is your opinion of the approach?

Teaching pronunciation 1 Teaching pronunciation 2 Teaching pronunciation 3 Teaching pronunciation 4 (sorry about the spelling in the link) If you are interested, you can watch his whole presentation on You Tube:

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Deeper thinking skills

Here is an article written by Jim Scrivener on getting leaners to really produce language not just produce correct responses.


What do you think? Feel free to comment below.