Pronunciation Made Practical

Welcome to PronPack.com, the support hub for teachers using the pronunciation activities in PronPack by Mark Hancock, author of best selling pronunciation books Pronunciation Games and English Pronunciation in Use. PronPack is an award winning  collection of ELT resource books to help teachers focus on English pronunciation in class. Mark introduces PronPack in the two minute video below or, read more…

Latest Release! PronPack 5

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PronPack 5: Pronunciation of English for Spanish Speakers. This new addition to the PronPack collection takes a different approach by focusing on common difficulties faced by Spanish-speaking learners. The teaching materials for 18 lessons attract learners’ attention with memorable activities including raps, games and puzzles.
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Where can I get Pronpack ?

PronPack 1-5 are available in two formats. Get your hands on the paperback from Amazon and other suppliers listed, or buy the eBook – portable and personal, from iBooks or KOBO – with downloadable materials for each book available in the Resources section of this website, either version is great for use in the classroom.
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“These books will soon become a ‘must have’ resource on teacher staff room shelves”

— Judge’s quote, British Council 2018 ELTons Awards Ceremony Brochure

About PronPack 1-4

PronPack 1: Pronunciation Workouts are extended drills focusing on specific areas of English pronunciation. Think of them like the scales and other exercises which pianists use to improve their fingering technique. But in the case of pronunciation, it’s the vocal articulators which are getting trained – the tongue, lips, jaw and vocal chords.
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PronPack 2: Pronunciation Puzzles are challenging game-like activities which are fun to do in pairs or small groups but are equally effective for individual students. They include such puzzle types as mazes, sudoku, word searches and crosswords.
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Pronpack 3: Pronunciation Pairworks are information-gap communication activities for students to do in pairs or small groups. Success in each activity depends upon the students accuracy in producing and understanding the target pronunciation feature.
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PronPack 4: Pronunciation Poems are rhymes, chants, limericks, raps and song lyrics all written specifically to contain multiple examples of the target pronunciation features. The activities usually begin with an exercise completing or correcting the text and culminate in practising saying or chanting the text out loud.
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Six versions of the PronPack Sound ChartBought the Books?
Downloads to accompany PronPack 1-4 can be found in the Resources section.

You can access PronPack audio files, student worksheets, Sound Chart posters  and more…

News and Views

Pronunciation teaching: doing your homework on the L1

Why the myth about ‘native speakers’ being better language teachers? If you want to learn a language, you’d be well advised to look for a qualified teacher who shares the same first language as yourself, or at least knows it well. I can testify from my own experience that teaching pronunciation to someone whose language …

Mark Hancock

Mark Hancock presenting the PronPack Sound Chart at an ELT conferenceMark’s approach in both teaching and writing ELT materials is to engage the learner and inspire their intrinsic interest in the content and in the process of the lesson. This is driven by his belief that teaching and learning a language can and should be an enjoyable experience.

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