5-10-2024 Practical Pronunciation Strategies


Tips and Tricks for English Pronunciation Success
Please Note: This Workshop is In Person Only! And it is not being held at First Literacy office. 

Friday, May 10, 2024
1:00-4:00 PM (IN PERSON ONLY)
at The Brazilian American Center in Framingham

560 Waverly Street
Framingham, MA 01702

Workshop Description: 

This workshop will provide hands-on, experiential activities and theory to address teaching pronunciation to English Language Learners. We will learn about first language interference and strategies to aim at producing native-sounding words. Dr Seuss books have a lot of helpful secrets, let's discuss them! Even native speakers of English teach pronunciation incorrectly, why is that?

Workshop Learning Objectives - Participants will be able to:

  • Have a bigger bag of tricks to help students train their tongue and mouth to pronounce English words correctly.
  • Explore household items that can help students practice.
  • Be able to explain how syllable counting is a key element of good pronunciation.


Debbie Centamore is the Dean of Students and Volunteer Coordinator for Framingham Adult ESL+, and has been an instructor in the program since 1994. She currently manages the social service function of FAESL+, serving as the Director of Advising. Debbie frequently presents for SABES, has consulted for the International Management Program at Staples and at Bose Corporation Headquarters. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese and loves working with adult educators and students.

This workshop is free to staff of all Massachusetts non-profit ABE and ESOL Programs.

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