PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY FOR TEACHERS - 2021/2
Module code: ELAM008
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This one-semester module will provide an overview of how the English sound system works and equip students to analyse how sounds are produced in isolation (segmental) and in connected speech (supra-segmental) and apply this knowledge to their own teaching contexts.
School of Literature and Languages
DAMPIER Wilma (Lit & Langs)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: X162
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Indicative content includes:
- The English sound system, both segmental and supra-segmental
- Articulatory organs and their function
- Describing units of speech and speech sounds
- Phonemic transcription
- Stress, intonation and pitch
- Selecting and using materialsfor the teaching of pronunciation
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||EVALUATION OF EXISTING MATERIALS FOR TEACHING PRONUNCIATION WITH REFERENCE TO RELEVANT LITERATURE (1500 WORDS)||40|
|Examination||EXAM (2 HOURS)||60|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
- A critical understanding of key principles underlying the teaching of pronunciation in the English language classroom
- their ability to apply theoretical knowledge of phonetics and phonology to a familiar learning and teaching environment
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- Evaluation of a sample of teaching materials with reference to relevant literature
- a 2-hour exam consisting of essay questions designed to enable students to demonstrate critical awareness of relevant theories and literature
- Seminar tasks
- Homework tasks
- Plan and bibliography for assignment
- Group feedback on formative tasks will be provided during the input sessions
- Individual summative feedback will be provided online via SurreyLearn
- familiarise students with how the English sound system works
- enable students to acquire advanced knowledge of phonemes and phonemic transcription
- facilitate the acquisition of advanced knowledge of word stress, intonation and connected speech
- allow students to acquire advanced knowledge of the relationship between sounds and spelling in English
- enable students to develop a critical understanding of the methodology for teaching pronunciation in the language classroom
- provide opportunities for the critical evaluation of existing materials for the teaching of pronunciation.
|1||Have in-depth knowledge and understanding of how the English language sound system works||K|
|2||Understand the principles of phonemic transcription||K|
|3||Have advanced knowledge and understanding of the applications of phonetics and phonology in the language-learning classroom||C|
|4||Critically evaluate a range of teaching materials||P|
|5||Conduct independent research for written work||T|
|6||Be able to select, design and use materials for the classroom in order to help develop students' proficiency in English pronunciation||P|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 128
Lecture Hours: 11
Seminar Hours: 11
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
- Enable students to acquire in-depth knowledge of theoretical issues in second language teaching and learning through attendance at classes and an exploration of scholarly writing in the field;
- Enable students to deepen explicit knowledge of the linguistic structures, grammar and stylistic registers of English through attending classes, engaging in extensive reading and completing exercises and assignments;
- Encourage student participation and independent learning, through small group classes, reading outside contact hours and participating in seminars;
- Enable students to engage in analytical and evaluative thinking, to analyse and evaluate concepts, theories and practices associated with English language learning and teaching through attending classes, and engaging in independent study.
- Acquire in-depth knowledge of the English sound system and principles underlying the teaching of phonetics and phonology through attendance at classes and an exploration of scholarly writing in the field.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Two contact hours per week over the semester;
- Classes will include lectures and seminars;
- students are expected to engage in extensive reading of scholarly writing outside classes in order to follow lectures and participate in seminars.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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