Entry Requirements/ Participants
Pronunciation for Language Teachers is intended as a self-development course for non-native speaker teachers of English and trainees. 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.
You 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 your 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 your own learning and teaching situation
You should not, of course, expect to achieve native-like pronunciation within 2 weeks.
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.