General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Refreshment Course On British Pronunciation: Sounds, Stress And Rhythm.
Language English
Module lecturer mgr Agata Rataszewska
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position senior lecturer
Faculty Faculty of Educational Studies
Semester 2022/2023 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 11-RCB-11w


Classes will take place on Mondays, starting Oct.10th, 1.15-2.45 pm, at Międzychodzka 5, Room 203. 

Module aim (aims)

refresh the sounds of Bristish English (focusing on language specicifics)

intensive practice in stress in rhythm

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Student's level at least B1+

knowledge of basic learning strategies

knowledge and experience in conventional and e-learning methods

willingness to cooperate with tutor and peers



Week 1: Introductory class. Rules. Information on credit requirements.
Week 2: Individual recordings and comments.

Week 3: Sounds revision: Place and manner of articulation, language specific differences.

Week 4: Plosives: Aspiration and voicing.
Week 5: Fricatives: differences in place and manner of articulation.
Week 6: Fricatives cont. Affricates and nasals.

Week 7: Short vowels: overview and practice.

Week 8: Weak forms and rhythm. Fluency practice 
Week 9: Long vowels: overview and practice.

Week 10: Long vowels cont. Short/long contrast. 
Week 11: Diphthongs. Easy onset vs. hard attack.
Week 12: Importance of resonance in a speaker’s voice. Nasal sounds: avoiding vowel     nasalization. Extra practice on /ŋ/. 
Week 13: Rules for word stress. Practice. 
Week 14: Word and sentence stress cont. Rhythm.

Week 15: Course sum up and feedback.

Reading list

Ponsonby, M. 1990 How Now Brown Cow, Prentice Hall

Sawala K., Szczegóła T., Weckwerth J. 2019. Say it right. Multimedialny kurs wymowy angielskiej. Oficyna Wydawnicza Atena; Poznań

Roach P. 2012 English Phonetics and Phonology, A practical Course, Cambridge: CUP

Underhill Adrian. 2005 Sound foundations. Learning and teaching pronunciation. Oxford: Macmillan Education.

Vaughan-Rees M. 1994 Rhymes and Rhythm Macmillan Publishers Ltd

Vaughan-Rees M. 2003 Test Your: Pronunciation, Penguin English Guides, Pearson Education Limited