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Pronunciation and storytelling with Adrian Underhill

Gain essential skills to teach English pronunciation and develop presentation skills through the art of storytelling.
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From phonemes to fluency.

Learn to effectively teach English pronunciation across a range of contexts. Once you have solidified this as a foundation, the second part of the course focuses on extensive practice of pronunciation and the development of presentation skills through exploring the art of storytelling. We will support you to develop clarity, engagement and beauty in your spoken English.

At Bell Teacher Academy, you will be joining a global community of teachers. This fully-inclusive programme includes a series of workshops and talks related to current thinking and trends in the sector, and a full programme of social events for you to explore life and culture in the UK – outside of the classroom.

Minimum age
Minimum language level
Upper Intermediate B2
Course start dates
11 - 24 July 2021
Course length
2 weeks
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Sergio Spain
I've really enjoyed the atmosphere here, you get the chance to mingle with lots of teachers from around the world. It's very rewarding and interesting to exchange different points of view
Karine Guadeloupe
The courses at Bell and the opportunities to meet so many other teachers is really rejuvenating for the mind. There's so much choice too. Cultural talks. Social outings. Workshops. It's brilliant!

Course overview

On this course, you will:

  • Learn different pronunciation features and how they can affect learners’ ability to comprehend and use English
  • Develop new techniques and strategies for improving your students’ pronunciation
  • Practise and experiment with new teaching techniques and activities in a safe and supportive environment
  • Improve your confidence in teaching English pronunciation
  • Improved pronunciation and presentation skills
  • Share ideas with teachers from around the world and build your own international teaching support network


Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for teachers, academic managers, director of studies, teacher trainers and materials writers, who are interested in improving their teaching of pronunciation skills or want to develop their use of storytelling as a learning tool. Participants must have a language level of Upper Intermediate (B2), at a minimum.

Topics covered:

Each course we run is tailored by our expert tutors to the professional needs and priorities of the participants so content may be adapted to best suit the needs of your group.

Pronunciation at level of sounds, words and connected speech
Sound Foundations phonemic chart
Traditional storytelling
On-the-spot improvisation
Presentation skills
Spontaneous speaking skills
Continuous professional development

Your tutor

Adrian Underhill
Bell Teacher Academy

Teacher profile

Adrian is an internationally renowned ELT consultant, trainer, speaker and author, known for his expertise in teaching pronunciation.

Sample timetable


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Course dates

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Bell Teacher Academy

11 July 2021 - 24 July 2021

Union Rd,
Cambridge, CB2 1HF

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