Theme:  "Making Pronunciation Accessible"

The University of Wollongong is hosting the 3rd Pronunciation Symposium on 25 November, 2018. This one day symposium is for language teachers, language teacher educators, postgraduate students, program administrators, and researchers interested in pronunciation teaching, learning, and research.


The aim of the symposium is to showcase empirical research as well as to present practical and cutting-edge classroom-based sessions relevant to practitioners in various teaching contexts (e.g., ELICOS, TAFE, public/mainstream schooling, and volunteer teaching programs). The symposium features oral presentations, poster presentations, a phonics workshop, a roundtable discussion, teaching tips, and the ALAA opening plenary, featuring Dr William Acton, a world renowned expert in the field of pronunciation teaching.

The registration fee of $80 includes:

  • Morning and afternoon sessions

  • Morning tea  |  Lunch  |  Afternoon tea and book launch

  • Opening plenary of the 2018 ALAA conference

Registration for the symposium opens on June 1, 2018, and closes on November 15, 2018.

Attending the 3rd Pronunciation Symposium will contribute 8 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 2.1.2, 3.5.2, 5.1.2, 6.2.2, 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

3rd Pronunciation Symposium

25th November  |  University of Wollongong, Australia 


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Plenary Speaker

Phonics Workshop

William Acton
Trinity Western University
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Suzy Acton
Trinity Western University
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3rd pronunciation symposium

panel discussion

Research-informed Teaching of Pronunciation in Languages other than English​

Moderated by Dr Alfredo Herrero de Haro

Dr. Solène Inceoglu

Solène Inceoglu is Lecturer in French in the School of Literature, Languages, and Linguistics at the Australian National University. She received her Ph.D. in Second Language Studies from Michigan State University (2014).

Dr Xiaoping Gao

Dr Xiaoping Gao is a Senior Lecturer in Chinese at the University of Wollongong. She has over 20 years’ experience in teaching and coordinating Chinese language and content subjects at universities in China, New Zealand and now Australia.

Dr William Steed & Dr Manuel Delicado Cantero

Dr William Steed is a Visiting Fellow at the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics at ANU...

Dr Manuel Delicado Cantero is a Lecturer of Spanish in the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics at ANU.

Discussion Panel

Solène Inceoglu
Xiaoping Gao
William Steed
Manuel D.Cantero
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ALAA 2018