Essentials of Teaching English Pronunciation

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Pronunciation Course Overview

Teaching pronunciation is extremely challenging. Without specific training, it is difficult to know how to correct learners for improved fluency and comprehensibility of speech. In this 30-hour non-credit course, participants will gain the skills necessary to diagnose errors and assist learners in improving their listening and production of the various elements of English pronunciation.

New format:  10 weeks, 3-hour session per week. 

Next Projected Offering: Winter 2024 (January-March)--will be confirmed in Fall 2023.

Course Objectives

  • Gain a foundational understanding of the English pronunciation system, including sounds (consonants and vowels), rhythm and stress, natural speech phenomena
  • Identify typical learner errors
  • Practice completing a error analysis
  • Understand the basics writing a pronunciation drill
  • Practice conducting pronunciation drills
  • Develop a tutoring / teaching plan for 3-4 pronunciation lessons
  • Adapt materials to use in a pronunciation lesson
  • Locate & evaluate pronunciation teaching resources

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Course FAQs

No, you can take this course even if you haven’t taken ROWE since this course focuses specifically on teaching English pronunciation.

Participants are awarded a 30-hour non-credit certificate upon course completion. A letter that lists the types of content covered in the course is also provided.

New Format: 10 week course, one 3-hour session per week

This new format for Essentials of Teaching English Pronunciation was piloted last winter (January-March 2022). Given the overwhelming positive response, we are anticipating transitioning to this format permanently from the 1-week intensive format previously used.

Next Projected Offering: Winter 2024 

Stay tuned for more details!

Cost and registration details will be available closer to the next offering.


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"I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to participate in this pronunciation course at this time. I have come away personally, professionally, and spiritually refreshed and eager to serve and share all that I have learned." ~ TESOL Pronunciation Course Participant

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