Negotiating the jungle of sound in everyday speech – a webinar by Hugh Dellar

Dear Colleagues,

IATEFL Poland, region Krakow and Emily Clark, Assistant Language Specialist at the University of Kansas

have the pleasure to invite you to

the webinar

which took place on 15th June, Tuesday, from 18.00 to 19.00 CEST.

This webinar will concern:

“Negotiating the jungle of sound in everyday speech”

Brief summary:

In this webinar, we’ll look at how improving listening skills might better be framed as ‘developing vocabulary and the ability to hear language’. I’ll demonstrate a variety of exercises and activities – many that adapt familiar teacher techniques and some that make use of technology. These can be made appropriate to a range of ages and language levels. The focus will not be just on the ‘listening lesson’, but also on how we can work on hearing language at other moments of teaching.

Professional profile

Hugh Dellar

Hugh Dellar is a London-based teacher and teacher trainer with over twenty-five years’ experience in the field.

He has taught all ages and levels, both in the UK and also in Indonesia, where he lived for four years. He worked for University of Westminster for 18 years but is now co-runs the online language school and training company www.lexicallab.com. He has co-authored two five-level General English series, Outcomes and Innovations, both published by National Geographic Learning, as well as one level of the high-school series Perspectives. His first methodology book, Teaching Lexically, came out via Delta Publishing in 2016. Most recently, he has worked on two levels of the new Pearson General English series, Roadmap.

Hugh has given teacher training and development sessions in over twenty countries including Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Spain, Russia, Italy, Japan and Thailand. He has spoken on such wide-ranging topics as the nature of English as a Lingua Franca, the uses and abuses of corpora, approaches to teaching grammar and vocabulary, as well as many others. 


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