June webinar: Integrating phonology into your English language classes

Integrating phonology into your English language classes

This webinar covers a number of ways to work with pronunciation in the ELT classroom and feel more confident in this teaching role. It will support you in raising learners’ awareness of various phonological features, helping to enhance spoken fluency, and improve users’ ability to listen and comprehend effectively.

The main focus will be on how to work on prominence and tone units in the context of skills-based lessons, which are key aspects for intelligibility. The session also offers practical ways to integrating work on word stress into classes.


Fran has many years’ experience as an ELT author, test-writer, teacher and trainer. She holds a PGCE and MSc TEFL from Aston University and has worked in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia as a teacher and trainer for the British Council and International House. As well as providing in-house teacher training and tutoring on Celta and Delta courses, prior to Covid, Fran taught at Reading University, developing language and methodology skills of Chinese primary and secondary school teachers of English.

Fran Watkins

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