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level of study Students whose first language is not English
time taken to complete 1 hour per week for 8 weeks

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The course is designed for students whose first language is not English. It will allow you to practise your English pronunciation in a friendly and relaxed environment. You will practise each of the different English sounds through class, small group and individual exercises in order to make your speech clearer. You will also complete exercises to help with other important aspects of pronunciation, such as sentence stress, that can help make your speech more fluent and natural and help you be better understood.

Information: Modules that carry the AS- code are non-credit bearing modules. This means that successful completion of these modules by attending 80% of the course, will appear on your  Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).

Syllabus

This course is made up of the following one hour sessions:

SESSION ONE: The phonemic script

Students will be able to recognise the different sounds represented by symbols of the phonemic script and say them in different words.

SINGLETON CAMPUS
Wed 12th Oct 2022, 12:00-13:00

BAY CAMPUS
Wed 12th Oct 2022, 12:00-13:00

SESSION TWO: Vowel Sounds: /æ/, /e/, / ɪ/, /3:/, /i:/ syllables and word stress, weak forms in function words

Students will learn which phonemic symbols represent certain vowel sounds , practice recognizing and producing these vowel sounds learn about the concepts of the syllable and word stress practice producing words with the correct word stress practice recognizing weak forms of function words when listening.

SINGLETON CAMPUS
Wed 19th Oct 2022, 12:00-13:00

BAY CAMPUS
Wed 19th Oct 2022, 12:00-13:00

SESSION THREE: Vowel sounds: /ɒ/, /ʌ/, /ə/, /ʊ/, /ɔ:/, /u:/ unstressed syllables and word stress patterns

Students will learn which phonemic symbols represent the other vowel sounds, practice identifying and producing these vowel sounds, learn more about which syllable is stressed in certain types of words.

SINGLETON CAMPUS
Wed 26th Oct 2022, 12:00-13:00

BAY CAMPUS
Wed 26th Oct 2022, 12:00-13:00

SESSION FOUR: Voiced and Voiceless Consonants and consonant sounds: /θ/, /ð/, /t/, /s/ stress

Students will learn about pronouncing voiced and voiceless consonants, practice recognizing and producing these sounds, learn to recognize stressed words in sentences, practice using sentence stress to highlight important information.

SINGLETON CAMPUS
Wed 2nd Nov 2022, 12:00-13:00

BAY CAMPUS
Wed 2nd Nov 2022, 12:00-13:00

SESSION FIVE: Consonant Sounds: / ʒ/, /v/, /j/, /ʃ/ /ʧ/, /ʤ/ word stress on two syllable words

Students will learn more phonemic symbols that represent consonant sounds, practice identifying and producing these consonant sounds whilst learning where to place the stress in words with two syllables.

SINGLETON CAMPUS
Wed 9th Nov 2022, 12:00-13:00

BAY CAMPUS
Wed 9th Nov 2022, 12:00-13:00

SESSION SIX: Diphthongs: /aɪ/, /əʊ/, /eɪ/ sounds in connected speech: linking, inserting

Students will learn which phonemic symbols represent specific diphthong sounds in connected speech, practice identifying and producing connecting diphthongs, inserting and learn how the pronunciation of words is affected by their context in connected speech.

SINGLETON CAMPUS
Wed 16th Nov 2022, 12:00-13:00

BAY CAMPUS
Wed 16th Nov 2022, 12:00-13:00

SESSION SEVEN: Consonant Clusters at the beginning and middle of words and sounds in connected speech, disappearing sounds, contractions and tone units

Students will learn how to pronounce groups of consonants (consonant clusters) at the beginning and middle of words and learn how to divide connected speech into tone units.

SINGLETON CAMPUS
Wed 23rd Nov 2022, 12:00-13:00

BAY CAMPUS
Wed 23rd Nov 2022, 12:00-13:00

SESSION EIGHT: Diphthongs: /aʊ/, /eə/, /ɪə/, /ɔɪ/ sentence stress units and tone

Students will learn which phonemic symbols represent other diphthongs. They will practice identifying and producing these diphthongs, providing more practice to identify sentence stress and tone unit.

SINGLETON CAMPUS
Wed 30th Nov 2022, 12:00-13:00

BAY CAMPUS
Wed 30th Nov 2022, 12:00-13:00