English Language Education

Pronunciation for English Language Teachers

This course introduces a range of practical pronunciation techniques and activities designed to enable English language teachers to work on their own pronunciation whilst also acquiring a sound theoretical foundation of English pronunciation.

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Course details

Language level
Upper intermediate and above.
The Council of Europe's Common European Framework level B2.
Participants and entry requirements
Pronunciation for English Language Teachers is intended as a self-development course for non-native speaker teachers of English and trainee teachers. Previous knowledge of phonetics and phonology is useful but not essential. Participants must also have an upper intermediate level of English so that they can contribute with ease to activities and discussion.

Timetable

The course is based on 20 timetabled hours per week - five mornings and three afternoons.

Course description

Participants will be enabled to approach English pronunciation more confidently and effectively by:

  • acquiring a sound theoretical and practical basis for learning English pronunciation
  • working on their own English pronunciation both in class and in the language laboratory
  • being introduced to a range of pronunciation techniques and activities which may be appropriate to their own learning and teaching situation

The courses comprises three components: theory, practice of specific points in class activities and individual work in the language laboratory. Topics include work on articulatory setting, consonants, sounds in connected speech, vowels, sounds and spelling, stress and rhythm, sentence stress and intonation and paralinguistics.

There is an emphasis on group and pair work, but there is also a programme of individual language laboratory work, and feedback.

 

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This course is eligible for European funding under the Erasmus+ programme.