Start timeSaturday 8 June, 11:30
End timeSaturday 8 June, 12:30
The quote is generally attributed to George Bernard Shaw, although no trace of it can be found in his published writings. It is, however, true that some fairly major differences exist, some of which can cause misunderstandings and even embarrassment. In this workshop we will look at some ways of raising awareness of some of the differences between British and American English (in the categories of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and stress) and we will also examine a set of practical activities for working on those differences.
About Tim Bowen
Tim Bowen has taught English and trained teachers in more than 20 countries, including Russia, China, Brazil, Germany, Serbia, Denmark and Poland. He graduated in Slavic languages from Leeds university, completed a postgraduate Certificate in Education (TESL) in Bangor University, North Wales, and holds an MPhil in TEFL from the University of Southampton. He is co-author of The Pronunciation Book (Longman), Inside Teaching (Macmillan), The Book of Pronunciation, Proposals for a Practical Pedagogy (Delta), the author of Build Your Business Grammar (Heinle), co-author of the student portfolios for the Straightforward series (Macmillan) and author of teachers’ editions for the Attitude, Expressions, Open Mind, Master Mind, Pulse, New Pulse and New Inspiration series (Macmillan). He has been a regular contributor to the Macmillan Onestopenglish site since its inception in 2001. His interests include comparative linguistics, etymology and pronunciation. He is currently a free-lance teacher trainer, author and translator.