Professional Development: “How to Teach Pronunciation”

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Association of Language Teachers (KSAALT) sponsors monthly meetings in cities all over Saudi Arabia.  EFL/ESL Instructors working in the Kingdom can meet and greet fellow colleagues, as well as add to our professional knowledge (Eastern Province KSAALT meets in Dammam).  Guest speakers cover a range of topics related to bettering our skills as instructors of English to Arabic “mother tongue” students (Reading:  Whole Word vs Phonics Approach, Corpus Linguistics, Developing Effective Writing Rubrics, etc.).

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This past Friday’s speaker was the esteemed Mr. Osama Elbeyaly, of Egypt.  He presented a workshop that expanded our knowledge while engaging us in steps similar to what our students should be exposed to.  Our chapter PRESIDENT is from the U.S.A., while her officers and members hail from Malaysia, Pakistan, Egypt, India, Nigeria, Sudan, Zimbabwe, South Africa, United Kingdom (Britain), Canada, U.S.A., Australia, Indonesia, and other places I…

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