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2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SP 203 - Pronunciation Principles

0 lecture hours 0 lab hours 0 credits
Course Description
This elective ESL course will introduce students to the sounds of American English and allow them to develop the necessary skills to be more proficient speakers of the English language. Students will explore a variety of segmental and suprasegmental linguistic components such as pronunciation of vowel and consonant sounds, word and sentence stress, intonation, linking, and elision. Students will gain confidence, understanding, and mastery of words they already know, as well as correctly be able to understand the speaking mechanics of new words and sentences they come across for the first time. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Learn, understand, and produce the American pronunciation of vowels and consonants in words alone and in sentences
  • Understand the difference between voiced and unvoiced sounds, and then appropriately apply them to the sounds of English
  • Correctly pronounce new words as you sight read them
  • Understand and apply syllable stress within words and word stress in sentences
  • Develop increased fluency of sentence speech through development of pronunciation, intonation, and word combination skills
  • Understand more of conversation content from native English speakers through a deeper understanding of reductions, linking, and elision
  • Apply specific sounds and pronunciation strategies to complete a report and presentation of such sounds and strategies as found in an assigned sound clip, speech, or radio broadcast

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • None

Katherine Toske

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