Downloads

We have organised the articles below into four categories:

  • Theory
  • Teaching
  • Articulatory Settings
  • Stress & Reduction

Some articles appear in more than one.

We have the permission of living authors to make their articles available, and permission from the family of the late J.C. Catford for his articles. 

Articles relating to how children learn to pronounce can be found on Piers Messum's website. Articles by Roslyn Young about Gattegno's model of learning and about teaching English by the Silent Way can be found on her website

Theory

Teaching students to pronounce English: a motor skill approach in the classroom
Messum and Young 2021 ms for RELC Journa
Adobe Acrobat Document 862.9 KB
Teaching the underlying systems of English pronunciation
Messum and Young 2019 SO, Teaching the u
Adobe Acrobat Document 5.2 MB
Why we should use a chart and a pointer
Messum 2018 Speak Out, Why we should use
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.4 MB
How we learn to pronounce: (1) Young children
Messum 2016 Speak Out, How we learn to p
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.7 MB
Teaching English pronunciation in an intensive Silent Way course
Young and Messum 2015, Teaching English
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.0 MB
Training for the unpredictable
Underhill 2014 EJALTEFL, Training for th
Adobe Acrobat Document 457.0 KB
Gattegno's Legacy
Young and Messum (2013) Voices 232, Gatt
Adobe Acrobat Document 201.8 KB
Silent Way
Young 2013 Silent Way (in Byram and Hu,
Adobe Acrobat Document 657.6 KB
Teaching pronunciation without using imitation: why and how
Messum (2012) 3rd PSLLT Iowa SU.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 48.7 KB
Glasgow PCE: Pronunciation masterclass
Messum and Young (2012) SO 47.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 223.1 KB
Non-imitative ways of teaching pronunciation
Messum & Young (2012) Non-imitative.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.2 MB
Fielded Discussion: Non-imitative ways of teaching pronunciation
Selman, Messum and Young 2012 SO46 Repor
Adobe Acrobat Document 471.6 KB
What if children don't learn to pronounce by imitation? How should we teach older learners?
Messum (2008) SO 39.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 452.3 KB
Non-imitative ways of teaching pronunciation - short report
Messum and Young (2011) SO 45.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 409.5 KB
Autonomy, as soon as possible
Messum (2004) SO 32.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 154.9 KB
Learning and teaching vowels
Messum (2002) SO 29.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 255.9 KB
The Silent Way
Gattegno 1983 The Silent Way, In Oller a
Adobe Acrobat Document 593.0 KB
The Push Toward Communication
Higgs and Clifford 1982 (PronSci), The P
Adobe Acrobat Document 643.3 KB

Teaching

Uncommitted materials: support for spontaneous interaction in class
Messum and Young 2021 Voices, Uncommitte
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.8 MB
Teaching the underlying systems of English pronunciation
Messum and Young 2019 SO, Teaching the u
Adobe Acrobat Document 5.2 MB
Why we should use a chart and a pointer
Messum 2018 Speak Out, Why we should use
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.4 MB
How to use a chart and a pointer
Young 2018 SO59 How to use a chart and p
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.9 MB
Other aspects of using a chart and a pointer
Other aspects of using a chart and ... .
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.4 MB
Teaching English pronunciation in an intensive Silent Way course
Young and Messum 2015, Teaching English
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.0 MB
Two pronunciation lessons
Messum and Young (2013) SO 48, Two lesso
Adobe Acrobat Document 567.0 KB
Non-imitative ways of teaching pronunciation
Messum & Young (2012) Non-imitative.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.2 MB
Teaching pronunciation effectively
Young 2012 TESOL France.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 714.8 KB
Cuisenaire rods in the Silent Way classroom
Mullen 1996 APLIUT, Cuisenaire rods in t
Adobe Acrobat Document 689.7 KB

Articulatory settings

Bringing the English Articulatory Setting into the classroom: (1) the tongue
Messum and Young 2017, Bringing the Engl
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.8 MB
Teaching the basis of articulation
Messum (2012) SO 47.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 309.1 KB
Understanding and teaching the English articulatory setting
Messum (2010) SO 43,Understanding and te
Adobe Acrobat Document 148.8 KB
Is your tongue right?
Jenner and Bradford 1982 MET, Teaching p
Adobe Acrobat Document 570.0 KB
Articulatory settings
Honikman 1964 (PS-17) Articulatory setti
Adobe Acrobat Document 470.1 KB

Stress & Reduction in English

Teaching schwa: using intentional 'stuttering' on consonants to improve English pronunciation
Young and Messum 2022 PSLLT, Teaching sc
Adobe Acrobat Document 178.1 KB
Grounding stress in expiratory activity
Messum (2009) SO 41.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 519.4 KB
'Rest' and 'Open Transition' in a Systemic Phonology of English
Catford (1985) Rest and Open Transition
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.0 MB