Onestopenglish update!


Onestopenglish Web Editor Becca Sams writes:

We’ve got some great new pronunciation material on onestopenglish this month, including a brand new series of articles and activities by Adrian Tennant. The first article explains why it’s so important to teach pronunciation and the additional activities focus on the difference between two phonemes. The audio to accompany this series can also be received as a podcast.

Continuing with the pronunciation theme, we’re offering all Staff Room members a 50% discount on ’s essential guide to teaching pronunciation, Sound Foundations. We’ve also published an article by Alex Case on approaching pronunciation with Business English students.

Adrian Doff has launched his new ‘Business tasks’ series with an introductory article and lesson plan designed to help students talk about their work experience. And, as if that wasn’t enough, Lynda Ross has sent us another update on her experience as a volunteer teacher in Cambodia while Anila Scott-Monkhouse is this month’s lesson share winner with a creative lesson on Fantasy creatures.

Last month we asked our users to vote for their favourite photo from a shortlist of entries in the Staff Room photography competition. We had a record number of votes in what proved to be our most dramatic poll to date and, although it was extremely close between three of the photos, a clear winner eventually emerged.

We also hope that you’re keeping up with the onestopenglish soap opera, The Road Less Travelled. In Episode 4 Katie broke the news to Mark that she would be leaving to visit her cousin in California. We’ll be publishing Episode 5 this week so don’t forget to listen.

Finally, in a few weeks time, onestopenglish author Jamie Keddie will be speaking at TESOL France’s Annual Colloquium. This year the event is devoted entirely to the teaching of spoken communication in all its forms and Jamie will be running a workshop on using corpora in the classroom. He will consider how user-friendly corpora such as Internet search engines, the iTunes music store, online film scripts and even your own hotmail account can be used to aid language learning.

We always welcome feedback on the site, so if you’d like to contact us directly with any inspired ideas or relevant comments and suggestions then don’t hesitate to get in touch- we’d love to hear from you!

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