Phonetics for language teachers 4100-2SFDNJO
The course raises students' awareness and sensitivity to phonetics and pronunciation. It prepares students for independent individual work on their English pronunciation. It helps students eliminate their errors and attain the acuracy expected of a teacher of English in terms of fluency and correctness. It introduces students to a basic phonetic description of English phonetics and phonology. The programme includes description and practice of the pronunciation of English vowels and consonants, selected allophonic phenomena, sandhi phenomena, assimilations, elision, weak and strong forms of grammatical words, stress, rhythm, intonation, as well as a comparison of basic differences between British and American accents. The course also covers selected issues in the phonetics of Polish and phonetic transcription.
Acquainting students with IPA phonetic symbols and rules of phonetic transcription as well as regular workshops and homework assignments in transcription of individual words and sentences. Comparing the Polish and English speech sounds coupled with drills of individual English vowels in single words and sentences on the basis of natural dialogues. Acquainting students with basic literature on the subject and the best pronunciation dictionaries.
Type of course
The graduate knows and understands the essential terminology related to linguistics, relevant to teaching foreign languages
The graduate knows and understands to a significant extent, the process of interpersonal communication and social patterns in Polish and English
The graduate is able to search, analyse, evaluate, select and use information, using a variety of sources and methods, in Polish and English
analyse their own actions and identify possible areas for change in the future
communicate in Polish and in a foreign language, using a variety of channels and techniques, with all participants in the teaching-learning process and experts in the academic disciplines and subjects that are relevant to the field of studies in foreign language teaching, both in Polish and another language
prepare, and deliver in public, oral presentations in Polish and another language, for specific purposes, using basic theoretical approaches, as well as a variety of sources
independently acquire knowledge and develop their professional competences in teaching foreign languages and, optionally, social studies using a variety of sources (in Polish and a foreign language) and new technologies (ICT)
The graduate is prepared to pursue lifelong learning
reflect on the level of their skills and knowledge, constantly develop professionally and personally, self-assess their competences, improve their skills, plan their development and training
interact and work in a group, performing various roles
Class attendance, transcription homework, systematic assessment of the English speech sounds, final test
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