Certificate in English Pronunciation

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Certificate in English Pronunciation

This short course provides participants with knowledge and skills in the sounds of English, equipping them with proper knowledge of stress, intonation, and rhythm in pronunciation. It also provides participants with confidence in speaking and listening within the certainty of knowing how spoken English can vary so widely between countries, also between geographies and dialect groups within them.
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48 hours (10 hours of classroom study + 38 hours private study) Classroom delivery is over four lessons, each of 2.5 hours.

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Course Fee: $330
Course Registration: $20
Material Fee: $10
There is no GST to add.

Constantly be engaged in spoken English.
Develop confidence in using English naturally.
Converse with clarity using pronunciation, intonation, stress patterns.
Learn useful phrases for everyday situations and demonstrate effective word choice, vocabulary, grammar and sentence structure.
Certificate in English Pronunciation
The course will benefit those interested in spoken language, whether for personal satisfaction or for the workplace. Teachers of English will particularly benefit by being on surer footing with the spoken language. The ability to use the phonetic alphabet to link letters and sounds will attract some phonics practitioners who will have curiosity about this as an alternative approach.
Assessment is by a series of in-course tasks constituting a written assignment. The written submissions are administered and marked by the tutor.
  • UNIT 1 – Introduction

  • UNIT 2 – Phonemes and Phonetic Symbols

  • UNIT 3 – Vowel Sounds

  • UNIT 4 – Consonant Sounds

  • UNIT 5 – Variation within Sounds

  • UNIT 6 – Stress

  • UNIT 7 – Rhythm and Intonation

  • UNIT 8 – Varieties of English

In this course, participants will examine the relationship between the written and spoken word in English, and the problems associated with English not being a phonetically-spelled language. It also introduces participants to a representation of phonemes by a phonetic alphabet consisting of phonetic symbols, an alternative to the English alphabet.

Participants will also learn how each of the defined 44 phonemes for spoken English is made, through use of the vocal organs.

In addition, participants will study features of spoken language such as stress within words, stress across connected words in speech, rhythm arising from stress patterns in speech and intonation tunes arising from pitch changes.

There are no formal academic entry requirements for this course. We expect it to appeal to a wide range of entrants with varying occupations, interests and qualifications.
Please enquire to indicate your interest in the course here.
The course handbook includes comprehensive course notes for the eight units with links to videos and other useful information. There is no course textbook, but a list of suggested further reading is given.
To be eligible to teach on this course, a tutor will have a minimum of a Certificate or Diploma of at least 100 hours duration in teaching English, or a Certificate or Diploma in teaching. In addition, the tutor will have a minimum of five years in teaching of English.

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