Course Title: Useful Concepts for Spoken English Pronunciation: An Introduction
Instructor: Cynthia Berger M.Ed CCCsp, speech language pathologist
Target Audience: The international speaker of English who desires to improve English pronunciation. Those employed or who wish to be employed in a position where they frequently interact with American English Language speakers.
Prerequisites: This course is intended for international speakers with a good command of written English and/or have taken coursework in ESL.
Student Course Materials: Handouts provided.
Course Description: You will learn concepts needed to achieve clear spoken American English for individuals to improve your pronunciation. Through lecture, discussion, auditory discrimination activities, and examples, you will recognize specific targets needed to improve pronunciation and will be prepared to begin that process. This class is taught in a discussion group setting.
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
Identify seven critical concepts necessary for pronouncing English,
Describe these concepts with an example.
Recognize when a listener is confused about a speaker's communication.
Develop an ability to listen critically to the sounds of American English.
Know what suprasegmentals are and how they can affect comprehension and expression of spoken language.
Teaching Methodology and Assessment
Methodology: Lecture, discussion, phrase/sentence/ dialogue practice and feedback.
Assessment: Attendance, class participation, course evaluation, and final oral presentation to the group.
Amount of contact time (in hours) needed to effectively teach this course: 10
Class meetings: 2 hours for 5 weeks
CEUs to be offered: 1.0
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