This is the fifteenth episode of Delivering Development, our podcast on continuing professional development for language teachers and administrators. You can listen to the episode below on the embedded player, and you can also listen and subscribe to this and future podcasts at the various locations shown at the bottom of the show notes.
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Show notes


It’s the 29th of April 2021. Welcome to episode 15 of the Delivering Development podcast, helping language teachers and others in the field to enhance their professional development. My name is Kevin Westbrook, and with me today is Laura Styles.


After our series of episodes on language assessment, we have returned to a teaching subject. Pronunciation is often neglected, for a number of reasons, some of which we consider in the podcast. We also talk about why pronunciation is important and what other aspects of the sounds we make are significant.

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British Council phoneme app LearnEnglish Sounds Right – Apps on Google Play or ‎LearnEnglish Sounds Right on the App Store (

English File English File | Adults/Young Adults | Oxford University Press (

Luoma, Sari. 2004. Assessing Speaking. Cambridge Language Assessment Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Assessing Speaking | Assessing Speaking | Cambridge University Press 


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The intro and outro are by permission of Katrina Monis. You can find the album the music is from by this talented singer and musician here:

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Episode 15

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