English Pronunciation

Accredited course - interview required.

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 180 Conc £No conc. Full £180

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Monday, Monday 18:30 - 20:30, 18:30 - 20:30 15 MAC 13/01/2020 10/02/2020 LE100
Wednesday 18:30 - 20:30 15 MAC 26/02/2020 01/07/2020 LE210

What will the course cover?

Practical activities to improve pronunciation start with an introduction to the phonemic script. Within two sessions, students will be able to read phonemic symbols and use dictionaries to help with Standard English pronunciation. Students will be given exposure to natural English pronunciation including native and non-native accents. Students will be encouraged to record themselves and identify their own pronunciation problems and given an opportunity to correct them. The course will also explore the use of non verbal cues essential to good communication.

Who is the course for?

This 30-hour course is for anyone whose first language is not English and who wishes to improve their English pronunciation skills. If you wish to soften your accent and begin to sound more like a native speaker then this is the course for you. It is intended for those who have the time (2 hours per week) and commitment to attend all of the classes and complete homework tasks. Please note that this is not a course for those interested in improving their English grammar.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

A minimum intermediate level of English and the ability to read and write in European script.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

The course will be based on a careful needs analysis: the tutor will assess the strengths and weaknesses of the class and plan the lessons accordingly. By the end, students will have improved their English pronunciation including stress and intonation.

How is the course organised?

The course is taught over 15 weeks. Students attend for 2 hours each week. Classes will include a combination of whole class teaching, group and pair work. Methods include: discussion, role-play, drills and games. Teaching methods include lexical and task-based approaches.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

At least one hour of homework each week, including listening to the radio, watching TV and films. At least one hour of homework each week, including listening to the radio and watching TV.

How will my progress be assessed?

Formative and summative assessments as well as self-checking, worksheets, self and peer assessment and individual consultation with class tutor.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Enrol on a Skills for Life or other course at the Adult Learning and Skills Service (ALSS), Further Education (FE) training or referral to job brokerage schemes or work.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

There is a course fee of £142 which must be paid in full before the start of the course. There are no concessionary rates. Students need to bring their own A4 lined paper or a notebook, a folder and a pen.

What support is available?

The class tutor is available to offer guidance and support throughout the course. Education and Training advice is also available through the on-site Information, Advice and Guidance service. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details are available in the ALSS prospectus or from teaching or reception staff.