ESL 139 - English for Speakers of Other Languages: Pronunciation
This course is designed to help students identify pronunciation differences between their first language and Standard American English pronunciation, so they can begin to self-correct. Students will be given opportunities to practice targeted features in structured exercises and open-ended recorded responses. Individual feedback will be provided on specific aspects which hinder communication. Required Materials: headphones, microphone, and high speed internet connection.
Prerequisite: Placement at high intermediate level on proficiency tests, or permission of program coordinator.
Course Learning Outcomes
1.Define major features of Standard American English pronunciation which may include rhythm, intonation (pitch), stress, vowel or consonant sounds.
2.Identify individual pronunciation skill difficulties in English.
3.Identify general pronunciation skill difficulties (for most ESOL students) in English.
4.Apply techniques and strategies to begin to self-correct pronunciation errors.
Course Offered Spring, Summer