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Pronunciation Operator on Duty: What’s Your Emergency?

Sep 12th, 2017 | By
image of author Marsha Chan

By MARSHA CHAN —Do you teach pronunciation to your ESL students? Have you ever faced a pronunciation teaching conundrum? Wondered about prioritizing skill activities? Felt stumped by a student or teaching situation? Want to try to stump pronunciation authors? Or have ideas to share? Come to this Board-sponsored Teaching of Pronunciation Interest Group (TOP-IG) session
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What Pronunciation Professionals Talk About

May 10th, 2016 | By
image of author Marsha Chan

By MARSHA CHAN —I belong to many electronic discussion lists, including the CATESOL Teaching of Pronunciation Interest Group (TOP-IG). If you are not already a member of TOP, I invite you to join us by accessing our Google Group at this link: http://bit.ly/top-ig. As I shared with TOP, I participate in another digital discussion group
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How Do You Pronounce “Bear”?

May 10th, 2016 | By
image of bear mugshot for pronunciation article

By MARSHA CHAN —Evan Wu, a follower on my Pronunciation Doctor YouTube channel, posted this question after watching my video Phrase by Phrase Ch14 SF2 /ɛ/ as in every vs. /es/ as in say. He wrote: Thanks Marsha, how about bear/ˈbeɚ/, e is a single syllable here, is it /ɛ/? how do we pronounce this?
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Overcoming Pronunciation Hurdles in Core Classes

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By
Marsha Chan (left) and Marina Broeder

By MARINA BROEDER —Pronunciation and accent reduction have been gaining the attention of many ESL professionals recently. To keep the ball rolling, the Teaching of Pronunciation Interest Group (TOP-IG) will present a session on overcoming pronunciation hurdles in core classes at the upcoming 2014 CATESOL Annual Conference in Santa Clara. By answering a short six-question
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