10 pronunciation books for DipTESOL trainees

Here’s my suggested reading list for the phonology component of the DipTESOL. I don’t want to mislead you – the course is 9 months long (depending) and you’ve a lot to do during that time. I’m not saying you should read all of them, but it’s worth getting hold of a few – particularly the classroom-focused ones. I shared a few articles in this recent post which might also be of interest.

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For the classroom

Star Buy: The Book of Pronunciation (Marks and Bowen)

I harp on about this so much – I really should be on commission. I’ve mentioned it elsewhere as my ‘if you only buy one book on pronunciation…’ so enough said. It’s very good.

Recommended: PronPack (Hancock)

I recently bought this 4-book set and will do a full review on the blog soon. You can’t fault this collection for the sheer volume of engaging, classroom-based ideas and slick photocopiable resources. It has some great activities to try out but it doesn’t come cheap. Plus, although it looks fancy I’d say it’s less accessible overall than the Book of Pronunciation.

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