13th Annual ESL Conference at CU

Fun and Interactive Pronunciation Teaching

Saturday, April 5, 2014 | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cornerstone University | Gainey Conference Center | 1001 E. Beltline Ave. | Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Workshop Leader: Dr. Bill Acton of Trinity Western University   

 Dr. Bill Acton                                                                                                                                                

Dr. Bill Acton is a professor of Applied Linguistics and the MA TESOL Program Director at Trinity Western University. His research and publications over the course of the last 40 years have centered on the role of body movement in pronunciation teaching.

13th Annual ESL Conference Details:

The ESL Conference at Cornerstone University is held to provide practical training opportunities for teachers in a variety of teaching situations. These workshops are appropriate for volunteer tutors and professional teachers, for K-12 and adult ESL teaching contexts, and for those teaching in academic, community, or church-based programs.

This year’s conference will feature a Haptic Pronunciation Instruction Workshop (making extensive use of movement, touch, and fun) for those with little or no training in pronunciation teaching. Whether you are a teaching novice or expert there will be something for everyone as we focus on new and exciting ways of teaching English to our students. Please join us for a day of learning, fellowship and encouragement!

Each participant will receive a teacher's guide with DVD, continental breakfast, and a boxed lunch. 


9:00 am      Haptic Learning
10:00 am      Vowels & Word Stress
11:00 am      Vowels & Phrasal/Compound Noun Stress
12:00 pm      Lunch (with breakout sessions)
1:00 pm      Rhythm and Rhythm Groups
2:00 pm      Intonation
3:00 pm      Consonants & Conversational Fluency
4:00 pm      Close


Before March 14th, 2014: $50 regular rate/$30 student rate

On or after March 14th, 2014: $60 regular rate/$35 student rate

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