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ELI 537 Pronunciation II

10-session course. Offered in Winter.

In this course, you will improve your English pronunciation so that others can understand you more easily when you speak. We will review challenging English vowels and consonants, and you will identify your own individual pronunciation issues. We will also work on stress, rhythm, and intonation as well as look at the connection between pronunciation and grammatical accuracy.  This course is ideal for you if you feel your pronunciation sometimes negatively affects your ability to communicate with others. Students often take this course after completing ELI 531 Language and Communication or ELI 532 Understanding Spoken English.

Class activities include: 

  • Video-recorded pronunciation practice with self-evaluation 

  • Various small group tasks targeting rhythm, intonation, and linking 

  • Short (2-3 min) presentations

  • 1-2 minute “elevator pitch” summary of research interests 

  • Role plays that focus on select grammar forms

  • Keeping a journal of real-life pronunciation experiences

(1 credit)