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ADS 008 - ESOL English Pronunciation Skills

6 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

This course is designed to enable upper level non-native English speakers to refine their ability to communicate by learning to apply common rules in English pronunciation. Topics include self-monitoring techniques to improve vowel and consonant clarity, syllable and sentence stress, intonation patterns, and communication style.


Course Objectives:

1. recognize and correct pronunciation error patterns in speech,

2. identify vowel attributes to more accurately recognize and produce vowels sound in context,

3. contrast and produce individual consonants and consonant clusters,

4. identify unusual consonant sounds and related spelling patterns,

5. apply pronunciation rules to predict syllable, word and sentence stress,

6. recognize and produce reduced and connected speech,

7. contrast and produce common intonation patterns,

8. incorporate phrasing rules and pausing to improve clarity of speech,

9. demonstrate accent reduction by improving overall rhythm and intonation in speech, and

10. employ communication strategies and register appropriate to context.

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