for teachers of English to Spanish-speaking learners

By Mark Hancock and Stella Palavecino

Overview and Outcomes

What if you could boost your pronunciation skills and pronunciation teaching in only 6 weeks in a thrilling, hands-on way?
If you feel you need to brush up you sounds and intonation, or you would like to introduce new, inspiring and practical pronunciation activities in your lessons, or get trained to use Praat to boost perception and production of intonation, or Audacity to settle up a language lab and even Phonics, The Pronunciation Booster IV Course is just what you need to step up your knowledge.
This course is specially designed for EFL teachers, trainees, advanced learners and professionals and it can be tailor-made to meet their specific needs. You can choose:

Whatever your choice, The Pronunciation Booster III will focus on:

Individual sounds, supra-segmental features, connected speech and intonation.
Artificial Intelligence applied to pronunciation.
the use of Praat to analyze intonation and tones,
The use of Audacity to work on vowels and diphthongs
Setting up a language lab and pedagogical matters
Phonics for all age groups and integration into the 4 skills
ICT tools to create pronunciation material
ideas for presenting and practising pronunciation in class
strategies to identify pronunciation problems
lesson planning for a wide range of levels and age groups.

Bonus: You will have an opportunity to try out activities for both face to face and online teaching contexts.

What is the course like?

  • The course consists of 6 live sessions on Zoom once a week delivered by Mark Hancock and Stella Palavecino, and asynchronous weekly feedback by them on the areas you want to boost. The sessions are recorded and available to all participants on the virtual campus, even after the course finishes.
  • It is participant-centred and collaborative, designed to build your knowledge and confidence.
  • Tutors upload on the asynchronous platform activities and tasks to help you apply the course content to your own contexts in a relevant and meaningful fashion. You will get personalized feedback for your weekly assignment, and if you have any doubts you can contact the tutors and/ or your partners at any time on the virtual campus.
  • Tasks are interactive, involving live online sessions, forums and community walls, and utilise a range of multimedia including images, audio files and videos.

PLUS: You get and end-of-course certificate signed by the tutors with a detailed list of the content covered.

Former Participants Say

Mark Hancock and Stella Palavecino are highly experienced trainers and experts, in both pronunciation and also working online with teachers for continuing professional development.

Mark Hancock

Mark Hancock iIs a teacher, trainer and author based in the UK. He holds an MA in Teaching English from Aston University. His books include Pronunciation Games (CUP 1995), English Pronunciation in Use (CUP 2003), Authentic Listening in Practice (DELTA 2014, with Annie McDonald) and PronPack 1-4 (Hancock McDonald ELT 2017).

His latest books are PronPack 5: Pronunciation of English for Spanish Speakers (Hancock McDonald ELT 2020) and Mark Hancock’s 50 Tips for Teaching Pronunciation (CUP 2020). He also runs the teacher resource websites and (with Annie McDonald).


Stella Palavecino

Prof. Stella Palavecino, M.A. in TEFL, is a graduate teacher, a teacher trainer, a material designer and a writer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A validated specialist in Phonetics and Phonology, she holds postgraduate degrees in Higher Education, ICT and Pedagogy. She has published extensively and has delivered presentations in the fields of phonology and pronunciation, ICT tools applied to pronunciation teaching, language laboratories and phonetics pedagogy at various ESL/EFL symposia. She is also a Pronsig scholarship winner for the IATEFL 2020 annual conference.

She currently lectures in Phonetics and Phonology I and II, and English Diction at Teacher Training Colleges and Translation Programmes. She is a founding member of B.A. English House, where she has designed a special fellowship in EFL Education, offered to college students from U.K. universities. In association with universities and teacher education institutions, she has organized webinars, conferences and study groups that promote continuing professional development. As an interntional consultant, she has widely reviewed published materials produced in her field.


This course consists of 6 modules. Each module requires approximately 5 hours work per week, including attending the webinar, revising, answering forum questions and doing weekly tasks.

Live sessions are normally held on a Saturday at 2.30 -4.00PM Argentina time, and recorded for those who are unable to attend. The questions that may come up when teachers do not join the Zoom meeting, weekly assignments or ongoing topics, are discussed in the forum during the week on the course asynchronous platform

Click here to see the time and dates of the live meetings / sessions , course outline and the syllabus


Course Fees

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Have a Sound Summer!

Master the secrets of English Pronunciation in a laid-back, knowledge-loving learning environment.

Make the most of your summer time and join BA English House community today.

Make your sounds and teaching practice shine forth!

Mark & Stella

PBIII 2023