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How to Teach English Pronunciation

Enhance your English language teaching practices and learn new strategies to aid your students in their English pronunciation.

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How to Teach English Pronunciation

3,452 enrolled on this course

  • 4 weeks

  • 1 hour per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Intermediate level

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Improve your English language teaching (ELT) skills in the area of pronunciation

Many people think that pronunciation is just about sounding the same as native speakers. However, there’s so much more to this fascinating area of linguistics, as you’ll find out on this four week course from Language Fuel.

You’ll develop your English language tuition skills using fun teaching techniques and best practice to engage adult learners.

Discover the key pronunciation areas that impact intelligibility

You’ll explore the core features of English pronunciation, splitting your learning into connected speech (suprasegmental features) and sounds (segmental features).

With this knowledge, you’ll be able to adapt your teaching structure, ensuring you’re putting your energy into the most effective areas of your course outline.

Identify the pronunciation learning needs of individual students

Not every learner will struggle with the same areas of pronunciation.

On this course, you’ll break down common pronunciation issues, including natural linking, intonation, and speed.

Using videos, interactive exercises, and printable resources, you’ll be able to enhance individual learning experiences and help your students gain confidence in their English speaking.

Share best practice methods with other English language teachers

Guided by Joanna Smith, an expert in Linguistics with over ten years’ experience in training teachers, you’ll explore innovative yet practical techniques to develop learners’ pronunciation.

You’ll also have the opportunity to share your own best practice methods, developing a collaborative approach to language teaching with other educators around the world.

By the end of this course, you’ll have developed your linguistic knowledge of pronunciation and gained a range of useful tools and techniques to enhance your students’ English speaking skills.

What topics will you cover?

  1. Overview of the different aspects of English pronunciation.
  2. Understanding and teaching English pronunciation at the sentence and phrase level.
  3. Understanding and teaching English pronunciation at the word and level.
  4. Understanding and teaching English pronunciation at the sound level.

When would you like to start?

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On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify different aspects of English pronunciation.
  • Classify aspects of English pronunciation into sentence/phrase level, word level or sound level.
  • Collect methods for teaching different aspects of English pronunciation.
  • Reflect on your own practice of English pronunciation teaching.
  • Experiment with new ways of teaching English pronunciation.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for English language teachers who want to improve their practice of teaching English pronunciation to non-native speakers.

Who will you learn with?

I taught English and trained teachers for a decade then moved into workplace learning. I then founded Language Fuel to bring together these two passions. We help English teachers grow their practice.

Who developed the course?

Language Fuel

Language Fuel helps busy teachers to continually improve their practice by providing development on-demand. They find experts in the field of English teaching from all over the world, and invite them to share their wisdom, which is then curated into practical, engaging bite-sized courses that form teacher-specific pathways.

Their mission is to make English teacher professional development relevant, accessible, affordable, and efficient.

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$104/one-off payment

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  • Access to this course
  • Learn at your own pace
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