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Phonetics for Teaching English Pronunciation course - partnership with teachers at Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine

Posted on 8 May 2024

A group of staff members at the Department of Language and Linguistic Science are very excited to have hosted an online module for teachers of English for Special Purposes at Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine.

The aim of the course was to train and support the teachers at KKNU with the preparation of a new module on English pronunciation for first year undergraduate students.

Sam Hellmuth, James Chantry and Marina Cantarutti led the 11-week course that combined an introduction to English phonetics with an overview of key theories and findings on L2 phonology, and supported by hands-on ideas and principles for the teaching of English pronunciation in the EFL class. The course also featured a guest lecture by Richard Ogden.

As a next step, we have invited two colleagues from KKNU to join us in York for further training on our Cert TESOL course.

Professor Sam Hellmuth said: “It has been a real delight to get to know our colleagues from Ukraine through this ‘hands on’ training course. We have been humbled by their thirst for knowledge and resilience in engaging with the course alongside the delivery of their own programmes in fully online mode. The course that they have designed for their own students is just the start of an ongoing future collaboration.”

More information about the University of York’s ongoing partnership with KKNU is available at our University of Sanctuary news website.