About this workshop

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

  • Why is intonation so fundamental?

    A learner may not produce the unusually wide range of intonation used in English or may be unaware of the basic patterns that native speakers expect to hear. As a result, the learner may sound "monotone," or worse, uninterested in the conversation. Not using intonation correctly or not understanding the nuances of intonation may also cause miscommunications.

    This workshop provides techniques and activities that you can use with learners of all ages and levels to help them master these fundamentals of English intonation.

  • No experience required!

    The recordings of this workshop are accessible to anyone who teaches English language learners. You do not have to any previous Color Vowel® training.

  • Recordings are now available

    When you purchase this workshop now, you get the access to the video recordings of all three Teaching Fundamentals of Intonation workshops as well as the slides and companion materials.

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.

Teach spoken English with confidence!

Master the fundamentals with Color Vowel®