Pronunciation and accent ā€“ are they the same? Does it really matter?

Ron Mukerji

Summary

In teaching circles, pronunciation and accent are often the subject of discussion, disagreements and sometimes serious arguments. Or, as some experts claim, they may lead to racial profiling or even discrimination. No doubt, these are closely related words, but are they important in language learning? What things should the English Language teacher keep in mind when teaching pronunciation ā€“ how should they go about it? Here are some findings and tips that Iā€™d like to share with you.

Biodata

A consultant for various language teaching schools, Ron has over 25 years of experience in the world of ELT as a teacher, ELT content writer, corporate trainer, teacher trainer and academic manager. He has run workshops and presented talks all over Europe. Ron is especially known for his work in using technology to enhance feedback, teaching online and blended learning and testing. Ron is a strong believer in education for all and focuses particularly on FREE digital tools.

Presentation Details

Type of presentation: Talk
Presentation is for: General audience
Presentation focuses on: EFL education
Presentation Coding: Teacher Training and Development (TT) Non-Commercial
Speaking on behalf of a publisher, examination board, or commercial organisation? No

Scheduled for

Date: Friday, 2022-09-16, 14:40 - 15:40
Place: Lecture Hall 4.7