Keith Morrow is the editor of ELT Journal and has worked in language testing for many years. He was involved in developing some of the first 'communicative' language tests, and is currently working as a consultant to testing projects in Austria and Luxembourg. Keith hosted a Global Webinar 'Designing Good Tests: Principles Into Practice' on January 12th and will be repeating it on January 31st.
Business English teachers are a mixed bunch. Some come from teaching or linguisticky roots, some have business backgrounds, and some … well, take a look and
Reblogged from Oxford University Press – English Language Teaching Global Blog @OUPELTGlobal:
Pronunciation could be a tricky area for both students and teachers, but it is a vital skill for students if they wish to be understood in the real world. Pronunciation expert, Robin Walker, author of Teaching the Pronunciation of English as a Lingua Franca, gives his views on teaching pronunciation.
Q: How has the attitude to teaching pronunciation changed recently (if at all)?
RW: I don’t really know, but if I think about pronunciation at teacher’s conferences, I have to conclude…
Continuing from last week’s post about teaching pronunciation,Robin Walker, author of Teaching the Pronunciation of English as a Lingua Franca, talks to us about the challenges of teaching and learning pronunciation.
Q: What are the challenges for teachers when teaching pronunciation?
RW: The main challenge is the need to gain and maintain an adequate level of pronunciation knowledge and competence in each of three areas:…