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Since the 33rd ELT Blog Carnival will be published on August 1st, I thought I would announce the 34th ELT (English Language Teaching) Blog Carnival!
Are you unsure what a blog carnival is? The ELT Blog Carnival home page has examples from all of the past 33 carnivals.
The 34th ELT Blog Carnival is available here. The theme is pronunciation!
I feel that pronunciation has always been one of my weakest points as a teacher. I hope that by hosting this blog I'll get some great ideas from other teachers so I can improve my own teaching.
How to participate?
There are three big ways you can participate!
Submit your postThe Carnival has been posted, so submissions are no longer being accepted. If you have an amazing older post that you have written on pronunciation in the ELT field (EFL; ESL, ESP, EAP, etc.) send it my way. Alternatively, if you feel inspired, you can write up a new post. There are SO MANY different aspects of pronunciation you can touch on. If you are stuck, look at these questions for inspiration: How do you teach a specific sound (like th)? What pronunciation should teachers teach? (Accents, Formal, etc.) How picky should teachers be when assessing a students pronunciation? Should pronunciation have more time in the class than it currently has? What technological tools can we use to help us teach pronunciation? What games are best used to help student practice? What homework can we give for pronunciation? How do you teach pronunciation to a deaf student (or a student with a speech impediment in their L1?)? What is the best way to grade pronunciation? Do tongue twisters actually help in class? etc. If you feel inspired to write but you don't have a blog contact me! I am happy to host you as a guest blogger. When you write a new post it would be nice to include a link to here http://eslcarissa.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-34th-elt-blog-carnival-pronunciation.html
so your readers can learn more and participate if they want.
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For those of you who don't have a blog, but are eager to see the results check back on Monday September 2nd! You can also leave a comment here and I'll be sure to remind you when September rolls around.
If you have any questions or have a request for a specific blog leave it as a comment!
Thank you so much for all of your contributions. The blog carnival has been published here http://eslcarissa.blogspot.com/2013/09/elt-blog-carnival-pronunciation.html so no more submissions are being accepted.