ELI 236 - Pronunciation I
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language Institute (ELI)
Department: LSA English Language Institute
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A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.
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Mandatory credit/no credit.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This class is designed to equip you to enhance your ability to make choices in using your voice in English in a range of communication settings, whether on campus or in the larger community. We will identify the features of pronunciation you personally wish to explore, and ways to practice to make them more automatic.

We’ll explore how pronunciation factors into the actual communication settings we participate in, where “clarity” is a negotiation between speakers and listeners, and where many varieties of English pronunciation co-exist. Instead, the goal is to become aware of the features of your accent(s) in English that promote communication to particular listeners in particular contexts, and to enhance your ability to modulate these features of spoken language on purpose.

You’ll learn how to identify, prioritize, and use the features of connected speech (e.g. syllabification, intonation, word stress and rhythm, emphasis, voice projection) and of specific sounds (e.g. r/l, f/p, vowels) that will have the biggest impact on your own speaking goals. Awareness of these features of pronunciation of multiple varieties of English will also support your listening to conversational English spoken by lots of different speakers.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduate/graduate international or non-native English speaking students who are seeking to improve the clarity of their pronunciation in English. The emphasis of this course is on clarity and fluency in speaking. This course can be taken alongside other speaking ELI courses.

Class Format:

Blended: a combination of face to face and online class sessions.


ELI 236 - Pronunciation I
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001 (SEM)
M 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Meets for 10 weeks

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