English teacher's advanced guide to pronunciation teaching

Learn a research-based step-by-step approach to teaching pronunciation and really help your students be more intelligible in international contexts

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Do you ever feel like...

...you aren't spending enough (or any!) classroom time on teaching pronunciation?

...you're not entirely sure how to help your students be more intelligible?

...you need a fresh perspective on teaching pronunciation?

Then you're in the right place.

When I was taught pronunciation as a student, and then later on when I started teaching it myself, a lot of classroom time was spent on vowel quality, sentence stress, intonation, weak forms connected speech, the omnipresent 'schwa' and word stress.

Sounds familiar?

Here's the BIG news, though.

Research shows that many of the pronunciation features I mentioned above have little or no impact on intelligibility in international contexts. For example, some features of connected speech can actually lead to less, rather than more intelligibility. And word stress seems to have no impact at all!

I know - it sounds a bit crazy. But it's true. And based on solid research.


Enrol in this course to explore the fascinating world of English as a Lingua Franca research on pronunciation and learn an alternative model for teaching pronunciation that will help your students be much more intelligible in international contexts.

What are you going to learn in this course?

By the end of this course...

1. ...you will have a better knowledge of how you can teach pronunciation to ensure that students are intelligible in diverse international and multilingual contexts.

2. ...you will find out which pronunciation features are important for intelligibility, and how to focus on them in class.

3. ...you will have read some of the most cutting-edge research about ELF and teaching pronunciation.

4. ...you will have seen example lesson plans and activities, created your own materials and used them with students.

5. ...you will have learnt how to adapt your course books.

And there's MORE...

And MORE...

Lot's MORE, actually.

"Without a doubt, Marek Kiczkowiak is a mover and shaker in the world of English language teaching, proof of which I need only mention his tireless advocacy for greater inclusiveness in the field, along with the innovative way he applies research into English as a lingua franca . One to watch! "

- Scott Thornbury, ELT writer and teacher trainer

Your Instructor

Marek Kiczkowiak
Marek Kiczkowiak

I am a teacher, teacher trainer and founder of TEFL Equity Advocates. I have taught English in Latin America and in Europe, and am currently teaching at KU Leuven, Belgium. I hold a BA in English Philology, Cambridge CELTA and DELTA, and am now working towards a PhD in TESOL at the University of York, UK. I have delivered workshops, seminars and talks at many international conferences and events for English teachers in Europe and North America. I design and deliver f2f and on-line courses for English teachers at TEFL Equity Advocates. I also co-author a regular podcast about teaching and learning English at The TEFL Show.

3 reasons why I'd recommend this course

Lewis Lansford, award winning ELT author, speaker, materials developer and trainer

"The English teacher's advanced guide to pronunciation teaching has provided me with an insight into how English as a lingua franca is learned and used and how ELF pronunciation models can differ from those that are traditionally taught to ELLs. The online lectures are informative, and the discussion topics and tasks require course participants to consider how ELF pronunciation is relevant to their own teaching and learning situations ."

- Martin Cooke, English teacher in Taiwan

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the course?
About 10 hours of on-line instruction, and at least 5 hours of further self-study. So, spending an hour every day, you should be able to complete the course in about two weeks. However, there's no rush, because you have life-time access to it! So you can also take your time, and complete it at your own pace.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. And you have unlimited life-time access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Will I get any guidance from my tutor?
Of course! You can get in touch with your tutor through the discussion board or via email, and they'll offer you guidance and help. You can also get extra individual Skype tutorials where the tutor will give you their full attention and personalised advice.
Who is the course for?
For all those looking for a fresh perspective on teaching pronunciation.
Will the course be practical?
Yes! You'll walk away with an array of ideas for teaching pronunciation, adapting your course book, preparing students for accents or designing a pronunciation syllabus.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
I still have more questions.
No problem! Drop me an email to info@teflequityadvocates.com and I'll do my best to answer them.

"I found this course extremely helpful. For ‘native’ (born in England) teachers like me it was a timely reminder that whilst (RP) L2 learners may need to understand what a native L1 is saying, they do not need to reproduce it in their speech – unless they want to. What they do need to do is to be comprehensible. For ‘non-native’ English teachers, I hope it validates and gives them confidence that their English is a perfectly valid way of speaking the many Englishes. I earnestly hope this course will give them the confidence to do so. The course invites us to reflect on our practice in teaching pronunciation and the choices we make as teachers, just as it encourages students to make choices about the Englishes they speak. It is thus full of reflection points to help us think about what we do. I found this invaluable. Thank you Marek! You have helped me to improve my pronunciation teaching!"

- William Laidlaw, English teacher in Malta

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