|Module title||Refreshment course on British Pronunciation: Sounds, Stress and Rhythm|
|Module lecturer||mgr Agata Rataszewska|
|Lecturer position||senior lecturer|
|Faculty||Faculty of Educational Studies|
|USOS code||RCB 11|
Starting mid Oct 3-4.30pm Międzychodzka 5, Room 112
Module aim (aims)
To refresh production of English sounds, rhythm, stress and fluency of speech.
Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)
Students should have basic knowlege of phonetics, English B2 and higher.
The detailed content of the syllabus will be adjusted to the problematic areas of the students' performance.
Week 1: Introductory class. 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: Rules for word stress. Practice.
Week 12: Rhythm. Linking and assimilation.
Week 13: Linking and assimilation.
Week 14: Linking cont.
Week 15: Course sum up and feedback.
Ponsonby, M. 1990 How Now Brown Cow, Prentice Hall
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