This course is for English language teachers who would like to explore in more depth how they can help their learners with their pronunciation. Over the 2 weeks, you will be working on collaborative tasks with your peers and sharing good practice, with guidance and support from your online tutor. You will also be working on individual projects that are tailored to your teaching context.
10 hours in total
Minimum level: B1
Primary, secondary & private language sector school teachers
Wide range of teaching resources – no course book
Improve your knowledge of the IPA, intonation and connected speech
Explore the influence of the students’ mother tongue
Pick up practical lesson ideas
Whether you teach a monolingual or multilingual class, and regardless of whether you are a native or nonnative speaker of English yourself, understanding the influence of your students’ first language will enable you to give them more practical pronunciation tips. From focusing on individual sounds to intonation and connected speech, this course will give you and your students a better understanding of the features of English pronunciation, leading to improved comprehension and intelligibility.
|Module 1||• Familiarisation with the online platform, Moodle
• Getting to know the IPA
• How and where sounds are produced
|Module 2||• The influence of L1 on Learners’ pronunciation
• Stress, intonation and natural speech
• Practical pronunciation activities
Each module should take about 5 hours.
You can study at a time convenient for you, but each task must be completed by the specified deadline.
There will be a variety of tasks to complete. Collaboration is a key part of the course, although this doesn’t mean you have to be online at the same time as your peers. However, it’s important you keep to the task deadlines to enable everyone to complete the necessary work. At the end of each module there will be an online live chat session, timetabled for a day and time that suits the majority.
For those that are unable to attend the live session, it will be recorded and uploaded to the site.
21 Sep – 4 Oct 2020