EN5464 - English Phonetics and Phonology

Offering Academic Unit
Department of English
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to provide participants with the theories and concepts they need to analyze and develop their own and other learners’ pronunciation of English. Participants will discover ways to apply their knowledge of phonology to critical reflection on pedagogical issues, principles, and techniques and to the generation of ways to increase awareness of, and concern for, the intelligibility of spoken English. Through classroom and out-of-class activities carried out alone or with partners, participants will develop the ability to communicate with other scholars and teachers about pronunciation issues and to analyze phonology in authentic spoken language data from native and non-native speakers using essential concepts in phonology and notation systems in the field.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Participation in class discussion, transcription, analysis, and group activities: 20%
Transcribing isolated word forms: 20%
Demonstrating knowledge of phonological concepts: 20%
Preparing pronunciation teaching materials: 20%
Phonological analysis: 20%
Detailed Course Information


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