520 – Pronunciation and Phonetics for EMI Teachers

Course Description:

This course is designed to raise awareness of the key elements of English pronunciation for teachers of all subjects. The course is practice-driven and adopts the ‘learning by doing’ approach, as it involves participants in experiencing and reflecting on various classroom activities that make learning enjoyable and effective.

As an integral part of the course, participants are asked to prepare and deliver a presentation related to their subject area. This provides them with an occasion to put their improved pronunciation skills into practice. Throughout the course participants will also develop their cooperative skills through participation in classroom activities in pairs or small groups and through peer feedback.



The course intends to give insights into:

work on key aspects of pronunciation that will help participants both to understand and to  be understood.

give participants the tools to continue developing pronunciation skills after the course

experience practical activities which can be used in classes

Requirements for a Certificate:

Minimum attendance requirement is 75% of course events.

Practical Tasks like group and individual planning, observation, demonstration, micro-teaching, discussion and feed.

Assessed portfolio work


Course Outline:

520.01 – Key aspects of pronunciation – The phonemic chart

520.02 – Physical and vocal warm-ups

520.03 – The sound system of English – Articulatory setting

520.04 – Individual sounds – Vowels

520.05 – Individual sounds – Consonants

520.06 – Exploring Word stress

520.07 – Analysing Sentence stress

520.08 – Rhythm and Intonation

520.09 – Sounds in connected speech

520.10 – Practical pronunciation activities for classes

520.11 – Tools to continue developing pronunciation skills

520.12 – Pronunciation exercises, activities and games