January 2016

Making the Impossible Possible

How do you teach Pronunciation to Literacy students? Join us on Saturday February 13, 2016 at 10:00 am EST and find out. It is much easier than you think.

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Until next time,

Teacher Judy

We are Top 1% on LinkedIn! What is all the Fuss About?

Shout out to my ever-growing LinkedIn ESL Community with over 8,000 connections. It must be therecent webinars on Pronunciation that have topped up endorsements to 4,600! After the second webinar on Teaching Vowels Made Simple we were in the top 1% of profile visits in this community. I was tickled pink!

linkedin banner topThe links for the two webinars are here: How to Start Teaching Pronunciation and Teaching English Vowels Made Simple

This is what all the fuss is about. The simple, logical 6-step method for teaching people to speak English as published in English is Stupid, Students are Not. You can get a pdf of this exciting system for the unbelievably low price of $14.95 from the E-Store Here.

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Thank you everyone for your continued interest and support. All the best in 2016!

Until next time,

Teacher Judy

Tutela Webinar January 20, 2016

2016 is going to be the year of webinars. I can feel it.

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The first webinar I did was for the APPI Conference in Portugal in 2013. It was fantastic to participate in a conference in Lisbon from my living room in Canada. The presentation on The English Phonetic Alphabet was recorded and over 5,300 people have watched the session in the last 2 years.

My first self hosted webinar was on December 12, 2015 How to Teach Pronunciation: Getting Started. I shared a lot and I learned a lot. Mostly I learned how great it is to speak to an audience who is there because they want to hear you and learn something new. Having the presentations recorded and archived is the icing on the cake.

 Tutela is an online community for ESL/FSL professionals whose focus is on language training for adult newcomers. TESL Ontario is branching their teacher training services to online webinars hosted by Tutela and on January 20, 2016 I’m excited to be presenting a webinar for them on simple tools for teaching Pronunciation. It is my belief that learning to speak English can be simple, effective and fun. Draw Me a Picture: Pronunciation Tools for Visual Learners is a series of diagrams that show how language is learned and what to use from a students’ first language to help them speak English quickly and confidently. Register for this event here and I look forward to sharing ideas with you then.