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Lilika Couri-Suzanne Antonaros
Lilika Couri-Suzanne Antonaros

Suzanne Antonaros and Lilika Couri have conducted teacher development and foreign language school management seminars in Greece and abroad as co-directors of EDUCATIONAL & TRAINING CONSULTANTS. They are co-authors of On Stage, 1 (Athens, 1997), of Playway to English, Pre-Junior and Junior A, (L. Couri, H. Puchta, G. Gerngross), Cambridge University Press & Edition Helbling, 1997 & 2000, and of Teaching Young Learners: Action Songs, Chants and Games, Teachers' Resource Book and Portfolio 1, 2, 3, (L. Couri), Express Publishing, 2003, The Teacher As Manager and Making Your Lessons Memorable, Express Publishing, 2009. They are founding and active members of TESOL Greece and have served on its Board.

QUESTION:Even though practicing pronunciation is an integral part of learning a foreign language,as a teacher,I confess that I tend to avoid providing my learners with this practice.'Listen and Repeat' bores me and them.Do you have any other suggestions?

ANSWER:  An essential part of English pronunciation is some basic awareness of syllabication and word stress.  Our suggestion , "Let's Snap, Clap, Tap, Walk Syllables" is an activity for beginning/elementary level children, yet it can be used with all levels and...