All things considered, it seems there is still some way to go before ELT course materials – and the teachers that use them – are able to address pronunciation in class appropriately and effectively.
Laura Patsko is the Senior ELT Research Manager at Cambridge University Press and specialises in pronunciation teaching and the practical applications of linguistic research. In this post, Laura addresses how pronunciation is currently being addressed by ELT publishers and content creators, and what could be done to better support English learners.
In her previous post, Jenny Dance told us how she came up with the idea for a pronunciation app and got it published by OUP. Now, she tells us about the main challenges in bringing the app to market, how she overcame them and what she learned as a result. Inspiring reading for anyone thinking of taking the plunge and developing their own ELT product.
Have you ever had an idea you wanted to take to a publisher, but weren’t sure how to go about it? Jenny Dance at Phona tells us how she developed her pronunciation app from concept to product with the help of OUP.
In this honest, insightful and helpful guest post Phil Wade shares his experiences of taking an iPad into the classroom …