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 2023/2024 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code RCBI 11


Classes should begin within the last week of February 2024 (26.02-) Międzychodzka 5

Wed 3-4.30 (Room 311)

Module aim (aims)

To improve the effective use of intonation and voice, especially in pedagogical environment.

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

Student's level B2 or higher

communication and social skills

willingness to cooperate with tutor and peers


The alternation in particular topics may be introduced after assessment of students' needs.

Week 1: Introductory class. 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.