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EL00732: Listening and pronunciation

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Academic Skills Centre
Further information on credits Credits: 0      [equivalent to 0 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: See Director of Studies for further information
Further information on unit levels Level: Non-credit (FHEQ level n/a)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: Not applicable
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Not Applicable
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Not applicable
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The course aims to improve individual student awareness and accuracy of production of segmental and suprasegmental features of speech and target individual pronunciation needs in order to produce effective comprehensible speech.
The course develops learners' listening skills in order to follow lectures, engage in seminars and participate in group discussions.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the course, students will have
* increased confidence in the decoding of connected speech.
* improved accuracy of spoken production.

During the course students will have practised the skills of:
* understanding a variety of listening texts
* recognising and producing individual phonemes
* recognising and using features of connected speech including stress, phrasing, linking for fluency, intonation and clarity of communication
* producing comprehensible speech


* input through listening
* analysis and description of features of connected speech
* opportunities to practise distinguishing features of connected speech
* opportunities to produce effective comprehensible speech.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

EL00732 is a Generally Available Unit which is available to all students of the University (subject to the usual constraints) to take as an 'extra' unit which does not count towards a final award.

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