How Word Intonation Helps Listeners Make Sense of Words: Brain Research


Interesting research with implications for language classrooms in Really? Really. How Our Brains Figure Out What Words Mean Based On How They’re Said at


Cool ELT/Language Classroom Tool: Convert Your Chrome Browser into a Language Lab for Speaking Practice


PLEASE, consider using technology in your classrooms!


Fluency Tutor is a really interesting concept. It is a Chrome plugin that converts a computer into a kind of language lab.

If you sign up as a teacher you can then assign texts to students and they can record themselves reading the text and send it to you for feedback.

English Pronunciation Trip-Ups


Read Most Common Pronunciation Mistakes Heard in Oral Exams at 

ELT: Activity to Learn Telephone Number Pronunciation


Check it out here:


Practical Idea: Telephone Number Pronunciation


Find the instructions here:

English Pronounciation is Tough


Here is an old video clip about it:


The Way ELs Hear English and Then Use it


Oh my, this video is a mirror image of the discussions my child has with me on a daily basis. My bilingual child corrects my English all the time. And some folks ask me to say certain words because I never get them right in English.  Who can relate?

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