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ESL 080PR - Pronunciation III

2 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Pronunciation for non-native English speakers at the advanced level. Includes word stress and vowel reduction, sentence stress and rhythm, and intonation and phrasing.

Prerequisite(s): ESL 070CM  with a C or better, or required score on ESL assessment test.
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in ESL Oral Communication course (CM).
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Use appropriate advanced-level stress and vowel reduction in words and phrases.  
  2. Utilize appropriate advanced-level sentence stress and rhythm.
  3. Apply appropriate advanced-level intonation and phrasing.  

  1. Word Stress and Vowel Reduction
  1. Multisyllabic words and suffixes  
  2. Parts of speech and word forms  
  3. Compound nouns  
  4. Phrasal verbs  
  1. Sentence Stress and Rhythm
  1. Content words and function words
  2. Normal focus
  3. Contrastive stress and special focus
  1. Intonation and Phrasing
  1. Review of basic intonation patterns
  2. Emotions, attitudes, focus, emphasis, and/or intent
  3. Conclusion and endings
  4. Elisions and sound changes in linking
  5. Thought groups and phrasing

Effective Term:
Spring 2016