Broadcast and recorded on September 28, 2013 at 10:00 am CDT, these two 1-hour presentations on Pronunciation were our first experience with the BigBlueButton (BBB) platform. While BBB is a wonderful tool, it took us a while to work out a few of the kinks. You’ll notice the audio causes some problem, especially in Session 1 – nevertheless, the content is fantastic.
Session 1: What you Need to Know About Accent Modification
Session 1 is a 52 minute long presentation answering queries on the topic of Accent Modification. Most accented speakers want to sound “more English” mainly to gain employment or advance their careers, but don’t know where to begin. They want to become confident in their speech. Accent Modification, as presented by Luella Jonk, will allow them to do so. Presented by Luella Jonk.
Session 2: Teaching Integrated Pronunciation Strategies (TIPS) with Videos
This workshop-style presentation will show how to use TV clips, music, and advertisements to engage learners in developing perceptive and productive awareness. The 47 minute session demonstrates how to use media to improve pronunciation within a socio-cultural environment. Presented by Danny Tan and Johanathan Woodworth.
Participate in our webinar discussion on Tutela.
And, several links that were mentioned in the videos
- Rachel’s English video series
- Merriam-Webster Dictonary
- Judy Thompson
- The McGurk effect
- Video of a young language learner lip syncing
- Voicethread video of ‘Poker Face’ with lyrics
- Voicethread video for tounge twisters
- Sample GoAnimate video
- Video of ‘Call Me Maybe’ for class use
- Another video of “Call Me Maybe” for class use (USA Olympic Swim Team)
About the Presenters
Luella has special interest in helping individuals acquire optimal speech patterns (prosody, accent modification, rate, clarity) as well as voice use. Luella has 16 years of experience in the area of speech and voice disorders. www.luellajonk.com
Johanathan started his professional career as a software engineer, and used his other major in Asian studies to transition into teaching English. Since then, he has taught in Asia implementing and developing IELTS training classes, EAP, ESP and Business programs. With over a decade of experience in English language teaching, Johanathan, currently, teaches at YUELI, language assessment consultant, and is the Academic Coordinator for the York University English Language Test. Johanathan integrates new technologies into the classroom, which fosters a more dynamic and interactive learning environment. email@example.com
Danny has the privilege of teaching English for academic purpose (EAP) in colleges and universities for over ten years. He has focused on the teaching of pronunciation for the past 8 years. Danny now teaches at York University and Ryerson University after teaching in different universities in Korea for 6.years Working at YUELI and the RUFP has given him the opportunity to continue developing and implementing meaningful and engaging programs in EAP and community language learning programs. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
If you would like to make a presentation or suggest a topic for a webinar, please contact Natalia Aleko (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Glen Cochrane (email@example.com). All presenters receive comprehensive training and full support during the webinar.
November 1st, 2014 with Elena Maggio and Chris Wharton – check back soon for more information!