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Laura Patsko

Laura_sqLaura is a former teacher and teacher trainer who now manages research projects into language pedagogy for a major international publisher. She is also Editor of Speak Out!, the journal of the IATEFL Pronunciation Special Interest Group, and she co-blogs at ELFpron.wordpress.com. Laura is particularly interested in pronunciation teaching, English as a Lingua Franca, teacher development and the practical classroom applications of linguistic research.

Laura is based in the UK but willing to travel internationally. You can find her on LinkedIn, Twitter and her blog – or you might bump into her at a conference!

Selected presentations

Selected publications

  • Patsko, L. & R. Walker (forthcoming). Teaching the pronunciation of English as a lingua franca. In Murphy, J. (ed.) Teaching the Pronunciation of ESL: Focus on Whole Courses. University of Michigan Press.
  • Patsko, L. & K. Simpson (2015). ‘Practical pronunciation ideas for teaching in an ELF context’, Speak Out! The newsletter of the IATEFL Pronunciation Special Interest Group, issue 52, pp. 41-47.
  • Patsko, L. (2014). ‘Is CLT fair to introverts?’ Teacher Development (the newsletter of the IATEFL Teacher Development Special Interest Group), 70, pp. 3-4.
  • Patsko, L. & K. Simpson (2014). ‘Learner needs and goals: who cares?’, Speak Out! The newsletter of the IATEFL Pronunciation Special Interest Group, 51, pp. 47-55.

 

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