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2017 Conference

June 1–2, 2017

Framingham, MA

MATSOL 2017 Conference Program

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Thursday Keynote: Jeff Zwiers - Keynote presentation slides
Friday Keynote: Jean-Michel Dissard
- see I Learn America website:

Pre-Conference Institute materials will be emailed to participants.


Recognizing Difficulties of English Pronunciation and How to Teach Them

Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 10:30 AM–11:15 AM EDT

Pronunciation is an essential aspect of learning the English language. However; how do we teach students sounds he/she cannot hear? This research-based presentation will explore techniques teachers can use in classrooms to aid students with their pronunciation. This will show speech-language pathology pronunciation techniques altered to fit an ESL classroom.

Session Type

Interactive Workshop (45 minutes)

Topic Strand

Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation

Primary Audience

College/University ESL Programs

Secondary Audience

General (of interest to PK-12, adult, and higher education)


Gabrielle Martineau, University of Southern Maine
Biographical Statement

Gabrielle Martineau, BA Communication and Sciences Disorders, is an accelerated MA TESOL student as the University of Southern Maine.



Session Materials