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 V 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.


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

•You can polish up on your English pronunciation by setting a person to person appointment with an English tutor,and get extra oral practice of your own personal oral needs

•You get an end-of-course certificate signed by the tutors with a detailed list of the content covered

What is the course like?

This online course offers a unique tailor made training to brush up teacher’s pronunciation in 6 weeks. You can attend a two hour weekly session on Zoom with me and Mark & Stella, or watch its recording if you cannot attend the live session on a virtual campus.

The virtual campus is an online platform replicating a physical campus environment. It allows participants to engage in coursework, submit assignments, communicate with professors, and classmates, access educational resources, books and material and participate in various activities and forums all from their homes. It harnesses the power of technology to create a dynamic learning environment that transcends geographical barriers.

Along the same lines, participants are invited to take weekly training in a person to person session with an English tutor. This is an international course which has been offered for four years in a row. This edition starts on OCTOBER 5th and ends on NOVEMBER 9th

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. & Lic Stella Palavecino, M.A. in TEFL, is a graduate teacher, teacher trainer, material writer and an author based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A validated specialist in Phonetics and Phonology, she holds postgraduate degrees in Phonetics and Phonology, Higher Education, ICT and Pedagogy. She has published extensively and has delivered presentations in the fields of phonology, pronunciation, phonics, ICT tools applied to pronunciation teaching, language laboratories and phonetics pedagogy at various ESL/EFL symposia. Some of her publications include ‘Th Th Thumkie’, ‘Thumkie in Spain’, ‘The Jawbreaker and the Sound Ticklers’, ‘ The Elves’ Magic Moves’, ‘The Polar Bear’s Pin’ and Heather and Eddie in the Sound Cave’. She runs the teacher trainer resource hub for EFL world of phonics storybooks at She is also a Pronsig scholarship winner for the IATEFL 2020 annual conference and TESOL Spain 2023 grant.

She currently lectures in Phonetics and Phonology with Laboratory Practice I and II, and English Diction at the ‘Instituto Superior en Lenguas Vivas Juan R Fernandez’ Teacher Training College and Translation Programme. 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 international consultant, she has widely reviewed published material 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 Time !

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

Make the most of your time and join B.A. English House professional development community today.

Make your sound and teaching practice shine forth!!

Mark & Stella
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