English Pronunciation in a Global World

FutureLearn English Pronunciation in a Global World

Platform
FutureLearn
Provider
University of Amsterdam
Effort
3 hours/week
Length
4 weeks
Language
English
Credentials
Paid Certificate Available
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Overview
Develop your ability to understand and speak English.

A huge range of people need to be able to speak English in today’s globalised world. This means that you’ll need to understand, and be understandable to, other non-native speakers. But diversity in spoken English should also be appreciated.

In this course you’ll find out which pronunciation features are important for mutual understanding. In exercises and video’s, you will practise English sounds and stresses, and learn about other learners’ accents.

By the end of the course you will have improved your English pronunciation so you will feel confident in speaking English in different contexts.

This course is for anyone who needs to speak English, in their studies, for work or in their personal lives.

What topics will you cover?
  • The concepts of intelligibility, credibility, and identity in English pronunciation
  • Personal goals for English pronunciation
  • English vowels
  • English consonants
  • Suprasegmental features in English (stress, intonation, etc.)
  • English accents
  • English pronunciation assessment

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Laura Rupp
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FutureLearn
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