About this workshop

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

  • Why are thought groups and phrasing so fundamental?

    English is spoken neither word-by-word nor in complete sentences. Without even realizing it, we break our stream of speech up into grammatical phrases called thought groups. How we use thought groups can impact our comprehensibility and meaning. Learners need to know the subtleties of phrasing in order to communicate effectively.

    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 phrasing.

  • No Prerequisites!

    This workshop is open to anyone who teaches English language learners. You do not have to any previous Color Vowel® training to attend.

  • 3 Sessions to Choose From

    The Teaching Fundamentals of Thought Groups and Phrasing workshop will be repeated three times during October. We've scheduled morning, afternoon, and evening sessions so there's sure to be a time that's convenient for your schedule. When you purchase this workshop, you can attend just once or all 3 times. All sessions will be held live in Zoom.

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 at Blue Canoe Learning Inc.

Workshop dates and times

With THREE deliveries of this workshop, you can attend one, two, or all three! If you can’t make it to any of these live sessions, no worries— you’ll receive access to all recorded sessions afterward.

  • 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

Course curriculum

    1. Workshop Overview

    2. Workshop Zoom Links

    1. Workshop Materials to Download

    2. Claim Your Workshop Certificate

About this course

  • $20.00

Teach spoken English with confidence!

Master the fundamentals with Color Vowel®.