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2017 Conference

June 1–2, 2017

Framingham, MA

MATSOL 2017 Conference Program

A link for materials will show if a presenter has uploaded handouts. 

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.


Technology and the Pronunciation-based Integrated Skills Classroom

Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 2:30 PM–3:15 PM EDT

Pronunciation is integrally related to other language skills but is hard to teach. Technology can facilitate pronunciation teaching and integrate these closely connected skills that are otherwise taught in isolation. This presentation proposes steps to bring about the necessary progression to a technology and pronunciation based integrated skills classroom.

Session Type

Interactive Workshop (45 minutes)

Topic Strand

Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation

Primary Audience

College/University ESL Programs

Secondary Audience

Teacher Education Programs


Di Liu, Boston University
Biographical Statement

Di Liu is a doctoral student in Boston University. He is interested in cross-linguistic investigation and comparison of prosodic features/functions and technology-enhanced pronunciation teaching.