250-hour TESOL Diploma: Pedagogical Phonology Module

This module consists of 13 chapters, which contain basic information on the main features of pronunciation, and how to teach and get your students to practice sounds. 

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Phonology
  • Chapter 2: Introduction to Phonemes
  • Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Anatomy of the Mouth
  • Chapter 4: Vowels, Diphthongs and Triphthongs
  • Chapter 5: Consonants
  • Chapter 6: Voicing
  • Chapter 7: The Syllable
  • Chapter 8: Word Stress
  • Chapter 9: Compound Words
  • Chapter 10: Sentence Stress
  • Chapter 11: Connected Speech
  • Chapter 12: Intonation
  • Chapter 13: Teaching Pronunciation (Lesson planning and teaching tips)

The chapters include video tutorials, quizzes, sample exam practice activities, and “Further Reading” sections with links to teaching ideas and articles about pronunciation topics.

Assessment: Final Phonology Exam

  • Demonstrate comprehension and use of correct phonological jargon
  • Identify the articulation of phonemes (vowels and consonants)
  • Be able to give examples of phonemes (vowels and consonants), and suprasegmental features
  • Explain phonology rules: voicing, minimal pairs, sentence stress, weak and strong forms of function words, elision and, assimilation.
  • Be able to correct students’ pronunciation errors and explain the broken phonology rule.

Phonology Syllabus – Certificate in the Theory and Methodology of TESOL
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