The English Pronunciation Course 4101-3SFO
Quality and length
Monophthongs, diphthongs and triphthongs
SES English and GenAm vowels.
Fortis versus lenis
3. SES/GenAm realisational differences
4. SES/GenAm distributional differences
5. CONNECTED SPEECH
Full and reduced forms of function words
Stylistic variations: assimilation, elision, linking
6. STRESS AND RHYTHM
The tone-unit: Nucleus, head, pre-head, and tail.
Functions of intonation: attitudinal, accentual, grammatical, and discoursal.
Type of course
the student has a basic knowledge of the relevant concepts of phonetics and phonology, such as stress, rhythm, intonation, tone, tonality, tonicity etc., which has practical application in EFL teaching. H1P_W01
the student has a comprehensive knowledge of the pronunciation of English, which helps him/her speak intelligibly and which has practical application in EFL teaching; the student is able to recognize various types of pronunciation errors and can identify the sources of mispronunciations; the student has a basic knowledge of English-Polish phonological CA, which enables him/her to reduce/eradicate mispronunciations resulting from phonetic interference. H1P_W02
the student is familiar with the basic–both English and Polish–terminology/nomenclature of English phonetics and phonology.
the student has the necessary level of self-study skills to use a variety of sources (pronunuciation dictionaries and new technologies–ICT) in order to master pronunciation, improve communication skills and develop his/her professional competences in EFL teaching. H1P_U02 H1A_U01 H1A_U03
the student possesses pronunciation skills at CEFR level C1; these include academic English and the language of classroom communication/instruction, in accordance with the requirements specified in the standards of teaching. H1P_U14
the student understands the importance of lifelong learning H1P_K01
the student is able to interact and work in a group H1P_K02
the student is aware of the level of their knowledge, pronunciation and communication skills and understands the need for on-going professional training and personal development. H1A K01 H1A K04 S1A_K02
the student learns to become more tolerant of differences: more tolerant towards other languages, dialects, accents or cultures. H1P_K06
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Information on level of this course, year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered, types and amount of class hours - can be found in course structure diagrams of apropriate study programmes. This course is related to the following study programmes:
- Teaching Foreign Languages, English, French (2nd subject), full time studies, first cycle programme
- Teaching foreign languages: English, 2nd subj. teaching 'history and social studies'
- Teaching Foreign Languages, English, German (2nd subject), full-time, first-cycle studies
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