G-LSUD3 ApLing332 Teaching the Pronunciation of English

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This course aims to (a) provide a description of major features of English pronunciation (especially the Standard Southern British variety) and (b) discuss important methodological issues in the teaching of English pronunciation to foreign (Greek) learners. The course begins with a discussion of the role of pronunciation in several major language teaching methods and an examination of major factors underlying the effective teaching and acquisition of pronunciation skills. The course proceeds to the discussion of methodological issues and techniques used in the teaching of English vowels, consonants, stress, intonation, rhythm and connected speech processes. An analysis of these aspects of English pronunciation is provided and a comparison is made to major features of Greek pronunciation. Similarities and differences between the two systems are discussed and areas of potential difficulty for Greek learners of English are identified. The course contains an extensive practical component and students are required to listen to tapes with exercises that give practice in pronunciation, discrimination and transcription. A research project and homework are required as part of the course. Assessment: Final exam.


Teaching hours: 3 | Credits: 3 | ECTS: 6

Winter Friday11:00 13:30417 Nicolaidis Katerina