English pronunciation special course

In this course, students will develop their English language communicative competence through improving pronunciation, intonation, listening skills and fluency.  The recommended level of language proficiency is English Independent User (B1). The course is directly related to all English language courses of the programme. The course will contribute to students’ feeling confident speaking in a variety of contexts.

The goal of mastering the discipline

To improve English pronunciation, intonation, listening skills and fluency

The skills you get

  • On completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate high level of language proficiency and confidence to speak in a variety of contexts
  • • to produce oral presentations and reports aiming to clearly communicate the ideas of source texts
  • • to properly employ the basic and specific rules of English pronunciation and intonation for communicating in everyday, business and professional contexts
  • • to improve listening skills to comprehend English language easily in different situations
  • • to develop pronunciation, intonation, listening skills and fluency to overcome the language barrier
  • • to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity discussing the area of expertise

Topics covered

  • Getting started Accents (1 ): Varieties of English Accents (2): English as an international language; Finding out about pronunciation; The international phonetic alphabet; Difficult sounds of English Word stress; Word stress within sentences; Contrasting operative and inoperative words
  • Pronunciation in conversation; Pronunciation in formal settings; Intonation in telling, asking and answering; Intonation in managing conversation; Pronunciation in formal settings; Marking a business speech

When instructed

  • 2nd year, 2nd semester

List of references and sourses

1.    Martin Hewings. English Pronunciation in Use - Advanced. Cambridge University Press, 2007.
2.    M.Powell. Dynamic Presentation/ Cambridge University Press, 2010 Adrian Wallwork. English for Research: Usage, Style, and Grammar / Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013