Friday, January 4, 2019

Next Haptic Pronunciation Teaching Webinars! (2/16/19 and 2/17/19)

The next of the bi-monthly "double webinars" are set to go. You need to do Webinar I before you do Webinar II, but feel free to just take the first one, which covers the basics.

The webinars are highly experiential, participatory and enjoyable. You'll need a hands free set up, preferably projected on a TV screen, laptop or iPad of some kind, positioned at eye level.  Wireless headsets or no headset at all are best, but headsets with a long cord are adequate, since you have to stand up and "dance" on several occasions! The 90 minute sessions end with a 15 minute Q&A.

The $25 USD fee for each webinar includes
  • Worksheets
  • Temporary access to the webinar recordin
  • Model videos online after the webinar. 
You can pay for the webinar with PayPal or by bank transfer anytime beginning 2/1/19, up to the day before the webinar.

Enrolment is limited to 50 participants in each webinar. Reserve your place now before 2/10/19 at

Webinar I (February 16th, 2019, 1900-2030 PST)

  • Introduction to Haptic Pronuciation Teaching
  • Dictionary use for pronunciation
  • North American English vowels
  • Syllables and phrase grouping
  • Intonation 
  • Haptic homework
  • Select consonants
Webinar II (February 16th, 2019, 1900-2030 PST)
  • (Haptic) Vowel systems of other Englishes, e.g.,  British, Australian, Canadian
  • (Haptic) Vowel systems of L1, e.g., Korean, Chinese, Punjabi, Arabic
  • Fluency and linking
  • Conversation rhythm and pausing
  • Advanced intonation and secondary stress
  • Classroom correction, feedback integration techniques
  • Consonants on demand (from participants) 

1 comment:

  1. We have scheduled the basic webinars for the middle of every other month: February, April, June, August, October and December. The times will shift as we tailor them to different time zones. The February webinars fit PST best. April will move west a few time zones, etc. after that. Other haptic webinars will be offered in alternative months. The advanced and teacher training certificate webinars will probably begin in May or July.