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Fluency MC

Fluency MC


Male |NEW YORK, United States

Shrinking and Linking: Techniques for Teaching Reduced Speech

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About the class

About the class

This webinar is hosted in English

PRESENTER: Jason R. Levine

PRE-CLASS TASK INCLUDED BELOW the class description.
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When awareness of the rhythm of English is followed by engaging practice with word and sentence stress patterns, English language learners see significant improvement in the accuracy and fluency of their pronunciation. Such practice also builds listening skills and promotes vocabulary acquisition. In this session, I will introduce materials and activities on this topic-with a special emphasis on songs and chants-that ELTs can easily incorporate into their lessons.

PRE-CLASS TASK: Please post your answers HERE on this class page in the comments section below.

(1) How would you describe or explain the rhythm of English?

(2) If English is not your native language, is the rhythm of your native language similar or different from the rhythm of English?

(3) Have you ever used any techniques or done any activities to practice stressed and reduced speech with your students? If so, please share them with us.

About the Host

Fluency MC

Fluency MC

NEW YORK, United States

Jason R Levine (Fluency MC) has eighteen years of experience as an English teacher, teacher trainer, and materials writer. He has led student workshops and teacher training programs in sixteen countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East.

After earning a master’s in TESOL from Hunter College in 1999, Jason taught at several schools before becoming the director of curriculum development at Embassy English. In 2002, he co-founded a business English and test preparation school in New York City.

Jason conducts workshops for English students and teachers worldwide through Oremis Plaisir d’apprendre, Gallery Languages, and the U.S. Department of State.
He is the creator of the English Workout Method, an approach to English language learning based on the songs he writes and performs as Fluency MC. He also writes for Oxford University Press and works as a trainer and consultant at Linguaid. In 2013, he created and launched ELT Techniques, the first live MOOC for English language teachers.

Jason maintains the Fluency MC YouTube channel, Facebook page, and Twitter and Instagram accounts. He is an active administrator of many Facebook groups for English language teachers and learners, including Innovative Teachers of English, Teachers Teaching Online, Fluency MC Workshops in France and Belgium, and Gallery Languages Rhyme On Time Workshops.

Please contact Jason through his website: www.fluencymc.com

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