Adrian Underhill Pronunciation Course 2018


Date: June 3rd to June 7th, 2018

Venue: PUA English Language Centre

Title: Getting pronunciation out of the head and into the body

Trainer: Adrian Underhill

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Programme description:

Every lesson is already a pronunciation class, even if you do nothing about it. How can we turn this fact to advantage, enjoyably and successfully? How can we fully integrate pronunciation into our work on grammar, vocabulary and connected speaking?

How can we make pronunciation part of the glue that enables learners to fix and retain language, to reach easy intelligibility in their speaking and listening, to feel confident in themselves and to enjoy their learning?

This programme will develop insightful and practical answers to these questions, and enhance participants’ skill and confidence in their own pronunciation, and in bringing pronunciation learning to life.

Hands-on practical work beginning to end

This is a hands-on training programme of “doing pronunciation” involving working on sounds, words and connected speech for yourself and in your teaching.

You will develop your understanding and insight intp pronunciation and how it works in your muscles, breath and voice, learn and try out new teaching and learning techniques, receive practical guidance and tips, do micro teaching and relate this to your own teaching style.

You will receive a copy of the pronunciation chart for your classroom.

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Thom Kiddle Listening and Reading Workshops, 2018

Date: 6- 8 February, 2018

Venue: PUA English Language Centre

Title: Listening and Reading

Trainer: Thom Kiddle

Thom Kiddle has worked at NILE since 2011, after moving back to the UK from Chile where he was head of academic research and educational technology at the Chilean-British University. He has previously worked in Portugal, the UK, Australia and Thailand in language teaching, teacher training and language assessment.

He has a Master’s degree in Language Testing from Lancaster University and the Cambridge Delta, and his role at NILE involves strategic and organisational management, and training and consultancy in a range of areas including testing and assessment, learning technologies, materials development and language teaching methodology. Thom is also Chair of the Eaquals Board of Trustees; treasurer and a founding director of AQUEDUTO – the Association for Quality Education and Training Online; and webmaster for the Testing, Evaluation and Assessment Special Interest Group of IATEFL. He has published in Applied Linguistics, Language Assessment Quarterly, System, and in 2019, two chapters in Routledge Handbooks of Language Teacher Education. Thom is also a plenary speaker at IATEFL 2021.



Workshop description:

Workshop 1: Reading for Skills and Language development

Workshop 2: Listening for Listening Skills Development

Workshop 3: Listening and Reading for Developing Speaking Skills


The three-day workshop started by focusing on a preconception of the role of grammar in language teaching. Thom adopted a revolutionized approach to teaching grammar through developing teacher language awareness. The session mainly had a holistic grammar perspective; investigating how teachers can look beyond the way grammar is presented in course books in order to make it useful for learners in real life. The second day explored strategies and activities for developing reading skills discussing the benefits of teaching extensive and intensive reading skills by using international exam papers. Participants were encouraged, by the end of the day, to look beyond the question types to identify the measured skills and testing them, and focus instead on choosing student-enticing texts. Thom included digital tools that can inform teachers how to extend students vocabulary range and the use of structures. Finally, the last day focused on listening skills using Field’s 2012 cognitive framework of listening to identify different aspects of listening skills. Thom used a range of web-based sources for activities to help teachers engage students so that they can gain real life listening practice skills.

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