An outline of the course:
Participants will attend live sessions on Zoom once a week presented by Mark Hancock and Stella Palavecino, receive training in setting up a virtual Language Laboratory for self correction and giving or receiving feedback, have access to a range of articles and the opportunity to plan pronunciation lessons. Certificates will be issued at the end of the course.
The course starts on January 7th and finishes on February 11th 2023. The six live sessions will take place on Saturdays at 2.30 PM Buenos Aires time (GMT-3). The sessions will be recorded so that participants will be able to access to the recorded sessions at their own convenience. At the same time, participants will have access to an asynchronous platform. This space will allow participants to interact with each other and the tutors between sessions. It will be an opportunity to share and exchange ideas as well as the course material until the end of the course.
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).
At the moment, she 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 designed ‘An Assistantship in EFL Education’ programme’ offered to college students from Bristol and Manchester university, UK. Alongside the British Council, APIBA and other ELT organizations, she has organized webinars and conferences that promote continuous professional development. As a language consultant, she participated in the review of PronPack 1-4 by Mark Hancock and Keynote Intermediate by Paul Dummett.
This plan allows participants to access to all course materials (videos, articles and activities) and participate in live sessions with Mark Hancock on Saturdays for a period of 6 weeks, as well as having access to the asynchronous platform. The latter space is open to share the course material, recorded sessions and interact with the tutors and other participants during the course.
This plan includes all of the benefits of the standard package. In addition, participants who choose this option can choose to either:
– send the tutors recorded audios of their own speech and receive feedback and suggestions for improvement or amplification where appropriate.
– do a mini-project involving preparing a lesson plan or material for a pronunciation session. They will then have the opportunity to discuss this with the course tutors in a 15-minute zoom meeting and receive feedback.