Teaching Pronunciation course

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at teachers who want to improve their knowledge and practice in teaching pronunciation. It is excellent preparation if you are interested in taking the Trinity Dip TESOL. If you take this course, you will be exempt from three out of the four phonology modules on our Diploma course. You will also receive a reduction on the cost of the Diploma course.

What will you do on the course?

The course is designed to take about 30 hours and you can do it over three or six weeks. You will complete three modules covering a range of topics. You will read articles, blogs and watch videos and then discuss the content with your tutor via forum discussions and live tutorials. For each module you have to complete an assignment. You can choose from a range of activities to suit your situation and experience.

The Trainer: Nicola started her teaching career in Barcelona, Spain in 2001 and is now a freelance teacher and teacher trainer as well as Course Director of Oxford TEFL’s Diploma TESOL course.
 

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

Module One: Sounds in words

Review of phonology

Vowels and consonants

Word stress

Module Two: Sounds in sentences

Connected speech

Sentence stress

Intonation

Module Three: teaching tools & skills

Evaluating and designing teaching tools & materials

Assessing pronunciation

English as a global language & pronunciation

How will this course help me develop?

As well as giving you a thorough background knowledge on all areas of phonology it will help you integrate pronunciation into your lessons in a more natural, effective way. If you already have some experience this course will make you an expert in this area and you will be equipped to lead training sessions on pronunciation and help other developing teachers around you to improve how they teach pronunciation. You will also feel more confident about designing your own materials and activities to teach pronunciation.

I found the course very inspiring and it has really motivated me to concentrate more on an area of teaching that I have neglected. The content was very interesting and developed nicely at the right pace. It has really freshened up my approach to teaching!
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Recommended reading

How to Teach Pronunciation by Gerald Kelly – Published by Longman.

The ‘How to…’ series offers practical teaching ideas within a clear, theoretical framework. Each title includes a photocopiable ‘Task File’ of training and reflection activities to reinforce the theories and practical ideas presented. The following websites also offer useful material and articles.

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