IATEFL free Webinar ‘PronSIG: Intelligi…. Sorry, what did you say?’ | Robin Walker | 27 June, 2020 – 10:30

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Date(s) - 27/06/2020
10:30 - 11:30

PronSIG: Intelligi…. Sorry, what did you say?
A PronSIG webinar presented by Robin Walker | 27/06/2020 – 10:30

“The 2018 CEFR update has completely new descriptors for the area of phonological control. The goal of native-speakerness has been rejected in favour of intelligibility. But what exactly does it mean to say that somebody is intelligible? And what are the consequences of a goal of intelligibility for pronunciation teaching in ELT in the 21st century?

In this webinar the presenter will discuss;

  • Intelligibility past and present of the term
  • What do we mean by intelligibility?
  • How can we measure intelligibility?
  • Can we teach intelligibility?

Robin Walker has been in ELT since 1981 as a teacher, trainer, materials writer, and consultant. He regularly collaborates with Oxford University Press, Trinity College London, and education authorities in Spain. He has published numerous articles on pronunciation, and is author the Pronunciation of English as a Lingua Franca (OUP 2010). Robin is a committee member of the IATEFL Pronunciation Special Interest Group, and a member of the OUP Expert Panel for Pronunciation Teaching for the 21st-century Learner.”

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