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Not Much Ado about Sounds

Integrating Pronunciation into our Daily Practice

It seems quite paradoxical that while most EFL teachers seem to enjoy pronunciation, this area has been dubbed the “Cinderella” area of foreign language teaching (Kelly, 1969). Be it lack of time, a self-perception of a lack of formal knowledge, or a pressing syllabus, most teachers seem to shy away from systematically tackling pronunciation teaching. In this workshop we aim at outlining general approaches to the teaching of pronunciation as well as exploring a number of ideas that could easily be implemented in a variety of contexts. If you want to get your hands on practical activities, share some good practice with colleagues and walk away with a broader toolbox for teaching pronunciation, then come and join us for APRIR’s kick-off event.

When? Saturday March 4th – 10:00 to 12:00 with coffee break

Where?  Colegio San Patricio (Salta 2643)

APRIR members: FREE
Students (Rosario) and members of FAAPI affiliated TAs: $500
Non-members: $1000

Limited vacancies available so secure your place by paying in advance. First come, first served! Enrolment will only be confirmed after payment.

Pay by bank transfer AND email us the slip.

Banco Nación Suc. 3020- Rosario
CBU Nº 0110444240044427146462
Cuenta Corriente Especial
Nº de cuenta: 444271464/6
Asociación de Profesores de Inglés de Rosario
CUIT: 30680502109

Presenters’ biodata

Tamara Bustos is a graduate teacher from I.E.S. Olga Cossettini, Rosario. She has been a teacher at Colegio San Patricio Rosario since 2005 and she has been teaching Phonology to primary school children there since 2020. She took the Continuous Professional Development Module: Language and Diction at Asociación Rosarina de Cultura Inglesa in 2021. She’s a member of the Executive Committee at APRIR and, together with Ariel Olmedo, she runs the Phonology SIG since 2021.

Ariel M. Olmedo graduated as a Profesor en Inglés from I.E.S. 28 “Olga Cossettini”; he is currently working on his dissertation for Licenciatura en Lengua Inglesa from UTN and is also undertaking a Master’s degree in Bilingual Education from Tech University. He holds a Diploma on Learner Differences from the University of Piura and a Diploma on Neuroeducation. He was awarded the British Council FLA scholarship and Macmillan’s Teach with Dave competition for teachers in secondary school. He lectures in Language, Phonology and Methodology and is the co-ordinator of the teaching practices at ISPI San Bartolomé. He has acted as an speaking assessor for different international examination boards. He is currently co-ordinating a SIG on Pronunciation for APRIR and has been a member of FAAPI Executive Committee since 2018.

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