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ATIA Member Webinar – “Lost in Pronunciation” ~ Part 1
February 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm MST$30
Dr. Jennifer A. Foote
‘Lost in Pronunciation’ & Factors that impact how clearly a message is received
When a second language speaker is involved in communication, there are myriad factors that impact how a message is received and interpreted by a listener. This workshop will explore certain aspects of speech, and the communicative circumstances, that affect successful communication when using a second language. There will be examples and activities to demonstrate how we receive, interpret, and make judgments about messages. This workshop will focus especially on which aspects of speech make speech easier or more difficult or a listener to process.
Dr. Jennifer A. Foote is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education, at the University of Alberta. She researches second language pronunciation and is especially interested in discovering ways to help learners improve their pronunciation in a manner that will lead to more intelligible speech. As well as publishing research in academic journals and presenting at research-based conferences, she is passionate about connecting research to practice and helping generate knowledge that has practical classroom applications for teachers. Before becoming a professor, Dr. Foote taught English in Japan, South Korea, The Czech Republic, and Canada. She has worked with language learners from a wide range of backgrounds and proficiency levels.