BELTA Day '19: Meet the Speakers: Annie McDonald

BELTA Day '19: Meet the Speakers: Annie McDonald

Lost in transcription: Insights from students’ mishearings

Annie McDonald
Teacher, materials writer
United Kingdom


Room: TBA

Length: 45 minutes

Main Conference Strand


Students’ transcriptions of listening texts are a rich source of information, revealing the listening processes each individual has used to understand what has been said. In this practical session, we’ll look at some classroom data, that is various examples of mishearings and identify possible causes. Finally, we’ll exchange ideas on how such insights could help us develop students’ listening skills.


Annie has taught EFL/ESP/EAP to secondary/university/adult students for 30+ years in Turkey, Brazil, Spain and England. She holds an MSc in Teaching English from Aston University, is former president of TESOL-Spain, has co-authored English Result (OUP, 4 levels), Authentic Listening Resource Pack (Delta, 2015), and co-founded, with Mark Hancock. She currently teaches at the University of Chester, England.

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