Adrian Underhill
Author of Pronunciation Chart, Teacher Trainer, Materials Writer
Adrian Underhill is a series editor of the Macmillan Books for Teachers, author of Sound Foundations: Learning and Teaching Pronunciation and an advisor in the development of the new Macmillan English Dictionary.

Adrian has been a teacher and trainer for many years and was director of the International Teacher Training Institute at International House in Hastings until 1999.

Now he works as an international ELT consultant and trainer so he does a variety of things like running training courses in various countries, writing articles, working with Macmillan Books for Teachers, speaking at conferences and also school consultancy.

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10:30 — 11:20
Integrating Pronunciation into All Class Work
plenary
Unlike grammar and vocabulary, pronunciation is not fully integrated into language learning. In this participatory session I will demonstrate a different approach that focuses on physicality and features the chart as 'body map'. This will include how to reconnect learners with their pronunciation muscles, how to free them from the 'grip' of L1 pronunciation, and how to find new sounds which are not in the mother tongue, and ho to integrate pron in any lesson without special materials
13:00 — 13:50
Wrong is Right
workshop
This workshop proposes a different way of looking at and exploiting mistakes, replacing Correction with Upgrade, which includes correction but without the limitations, and which pushes learners towards their personal best each time. This liberates learners from fears about being wrong, allowing the development of a naturally creative and playful community. I will demonstrate a range of practical techniques.