Speech and Articulation for ESL
Text: Focus on Pronunciation 2
Author: Linda Lane
Publisher: Pearson Education ESL, 2005
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Students in Speech 1120 have scored at least 50 percent on two-thirds of the in-house ESL placement test. Entering students should be capable of unassisted listening/speaking in an informal conversation. Upon successful completion of 1120, students may register for SPCH 1100: Oral Communication.
The goal of this course is to provide students with a foundation of academic listening and pronunciation/speaking skills. At the end of this course, students will demonstrate their increased communication skills to interpret and articulate sounds, syllables, stress, and intonation of spoken American English. Class maximum is 18. GRADES: A, B, C – passing grade or F
- Students will recognize and produce fifteen vowel sounds of American English.
- Students will recognize and produce twenty-four consonant sounds of American English.
- Students will process syllables and syllable stress.
- Students will be aware of common patterns of stress in words.
- Students will identify patterns of stress in vocalization of certain numbers.
- Students will accept pronunciation of unstressed syllables as such.
- Students will predict stress in words according to parts of speech.
- Students will detect rhythm in phrases and sentences.
- Students will note and connect common words and phrases.
- Students will distinguish words linked together through consonant & vowel or consonant & consonant speech.
- Students will take note of falling and rising intonation as indicative of sentence type.
- Students will understand and employ correct pronunciation of –ed and –s endings in spoken American English.
Student Learning Outcomes: (Extended Outcomes - †Word Document, requires MS Word to view/print)
- At the completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Practice all vowel sounds in spoken American English through the help of the I.P.A. symbols.
- Practice all consonant sounds in spoken American English through the help of the I.P.A. symbols.
- Perceive and generate distinct syllables and syllable stress within words.
- Perceive and generate patterns of stress in words.
- Sense patterns of stress in the vocalization of certain numbers.
- Acknowledge unstressed syllables in multi-syllabic words.
- Calculate stress in words according to parts of speech.
- Detect rhythm in phrases and sentences.
- Notice and express common words and phrases in connected speech.
- Link words together through consonant & vowel or consonant & consonant utterances.
- Employ falling or rising intonation to indicate sentence type.
- Pronounce –ed and –s endings in fluent American English.
- Attendance within department mandate and participation
- Midterm exam
- Final exam
- Pronunciation project
- Oral presentation
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