International House Brita Haycraft Better Spoken English Scholarship

The following text is taken from the IATEFL website. For submission date information, and information about how to apply, please refer to the IATEFL website.

This scholarship is funded by International House in honour of their co-founder Brita Haycraft who did so much to promote the teaching of better spoken English within the International House family of schools and in the wider ELT community.

The aim of the scholarship is to encourage the working with all aspects of pronunciation teaching, not just single sounds, as an integrated and integral part of General English lessons.

The award consists of:

  • registration for the Pronunciation SIG Pre-Conference Event
  • registration for the IATEFL Annual Conference
  • a year's IATEFL membership
  • £1,500 for conference related expenses, including travel and visa costs

To qualify you must:

  • be a member of IATEFL and of Pronunciation SIG
  • be a teacher who regularly incorporates pronunciation work into your teaching

To be considered you must submit:

  • an account of between 400 and 500 words on the most successful pronunciation teaching experience you have had. In this account:
    • briefly describe your teaching context [institution/student age and level, etc.]
    • briefly describe the teaching experience
  • include a rationale of why this experience was successful. Accounts should feature either methodology (classroom techniques and activities), or small scale research, or an attempt to evaluate the impact of your pronunciation teaching. In all cases the focus should be on your students achieving better spoken English through a focus on pronunciation
  • submit a speaker proposal on this topic by the scholarship deadline date. Without a submitted speaker proposal, the scholarship application will be invalid
  • a passport size photo (for inclusion in the conference programme and the scholarship poster if you win, please refer to the scholarship guidelines for photo requirements)