About these workshops

Teaching spoken English can be challenging. Color Vowel® makes it easy.

  • Why the Fundamentals?

    The Color Vowel® Approach focuses on the rhythm of English which is central not only to being understood, but to being accepted by the listener. Successfully communicating in English, however, also requires the mindful use of intonation and thought groups. These nuanced features of pronunciation can be tricky for learners and challenging for teachers. They are often ignored until learners reach the advanced levels--leaving them at a disadvantage in both listening and speaking and without strategies for clarifying miscommunication.

    These workshops provide techniques and activities that you can use with learners of all ages and levels to help them master these fundamentals of spoken English.

  • No Prerequisites!

    These workshops are open to anyone who teaches English language learners. You do not have to any previous Color Vowel® training to attend.

  • 3 Workshops: 1 Price

    This bundle gives you all 3 workshops for one discounted price. Each workshop is repeated three times during the month that it's offered. You can attend just once or as many times as you wish, so actually you can save and get all 9 workshops!

Your instructor

Karen Taylor

Director, ELTS

KAREN TAYLOR co-founded ELTS in 2011 in response to a popular demand for the Color Vowel® Chart, a teaching tool she created in 1999. She holds an MA in TESOL from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and a BA in English Literature from Georgetown University, as well as an International Baccalaureate from the United World College (US campus). A former Fulbright TEFL Specialist, Karen was the Practitioner in Residence at American University for nine years. She received Ed Tech’s 2020 Visionary Leader award for her work as Head of Education and is now CEO at Blue Canoe Learning Inc.

Workshop dates and times

You are welcome to attend more than one session of a workshop.

  • Sep 12, 7-8:30 pm: Teaching Fundamentals of Intonation

  • Sep 16, 4-5:30 pm: Teaching Fundamentals of Intonation

  • Sep 23, 10-11:30 am: Teaching Fundamentals of Intonation

  • Oct 17, 7-8:30 pm: Teaching Fundamentals of Thought Groups & Phrasing

  • Oct 21, 4-5:30 pm: Teaching Fundamentals of Thought Groups & Phrasing

  • Oct 28, 10-11:30 am: Teaching Fundamentals of Thought Groups & Phrasing

  • Nov 11, 4-5:30 pm: Teaching Fundamentals of Conversation Repair

  • Nov 14, 7-8:30 pm: Teaching Fundamentals of Conversation Repair

  • Nov 18, 10-11:30 am: Teaching Fundamentals of Conversation Repair

Teach spoken English with confidence!

Master the fundamentals with Color Vowel®.