ELF Pron launched in November 2013 and the blog and its founders quickly began to garner recognition from various voices in the industry.  Here are just a few of our proudest moments:

Praise for the blog

…from pronunciation teaching experts:

“It isn’t just more implication. It’s application on their own classroom experience, and it’s a timely addition to the resources that are slowly becoming available to teachers who want to take ELF into their classrooms. Congratulations Laura and Katy.”

Robin Walker, author of Teaching the Pronunciation of English as a Lingua Franca (via his blog)

…and from teachers:

Comment from @GarethSears

Gareth Sears, English language teacher in Spain (via Twitter)

Praise for our British Council Seminar (video), June 2014

“Just to say I really enjoyed watching your presentation. It was great. And I especially liked the way you made the research ‘digestible’ and related it so effectively to the classroom.”

Jennifer Jenkins, Chair of Global Englishes and Director of the Centre for Global Englishes at the University of Southampton (via personal communication)

“Laura Patsko and Katy Simpson have just done the best joint ELT presentation I have ever seen.”

Ken Wilson, teacher trainer, materials writer and former artistic director of English Teaching Theatre (via Facebook)

Praise for Katy’s presentation at TESOL Arabia, March 2014

Comment from @HancockMcDonald

– Mark Hancock, author of Pronunciation Games (via Twitter)

Recognition of excellence in Laura’s MA research

Screen shot 2014-05-25 at 16.39.17You can download this dissertation from the British Council website and read more about the annual ELT Masters Dissertation awards here.


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