General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Refreshment Course On British Pronunciation: Intonation With Elements Of Voice Management.
Language English
Module lecturer mgr Agata Rataszewska
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position senior lecturer
Faculty Faculty of Educational Studies
Semester 2022/2023 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 11-RCCB-11-a


Starting from Mid October Wednesday 3-4.40pm

Module aim (aims)

to refresh basic contours of intonation

to practice communication skills and socio-linguistic use of intonation

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

Student's level at least B1+

knowledge of learning strategies

experience in conventional and e-learning methods

communication and social skills

willingness to cooperate with tutor and peers


Week 1: Introductory class. Rules. Information on credit requirements. Recordings.
Week 2: Recording analysis. How does the voice work?
Week 3: English sounds characteristics: easy onset vs. hard glottal attack, voicing.


Week 4: Linking and assimilation.


Week 5: Tonic syllable and main intonation patterns. 
Week 6: Highlighting cont.


Week 7: The Falling Tone: Telling. 
Week 8: The Falling and Fall Rise Tone: Telling and referring. 
Week 9: Revision, question tags.


Week 10: The Rise Tone: Roles and status of speakers


Week 11: Low Key Information.


Week 12: Contrast. The Rise fall patterns


Week 13: Revision and practice.


Week 14: Pitch, intonation and voice quality in public speaking. Examples.
Week 15: Five Voices. Course sum up and feedback. 

Reading list

Bradford B. 1992. Intonation in Context, Cambridge: CUP

Brazil D. 1994, Pronunciation for Advanced Learners, Cambridge: CUP

Maley A. 2000, The Language Teacher’s Voice, Macmillan Education

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

Richter B et all, 2017. The Voice Insight into the Physiology of Singing and Speaking, Helbling,

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

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

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

Wells J.C., 2006, English Intonation, An Introduction. Cambridge: CUP

Wells J.C. 2014. Sounds interesting. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.