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Teaching pathways: How to teach pronunciation

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Enrol now for our course 'Teaching pathways - How to teach pronunciation' starting on 1 March 2022. Develop your skills in teaching pronunciation effectively to your students.

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Welcome to 'Teaching pathways: how to teach pronunciation'

In this practical 4-week online course, you will increase your understanding of phonology and your ability to support learners with effective pronunciation activities in the classroom.

How do I sign up for the course?

STEP 1: Create a free account or log in to your existing account. You need to be logged in to visit the course website.

STEP 2: After you have logged in, visit our course website to see all available courses.

STEP 5: Enrol on your free course.

STEP 6: Start learning.

Module 1: Understanding pronunciation

The aim of this module is to explore the sound system of English and the way sounds function within it. The module also looks at how to describe the key aspects of pronunciation and relate these to the teaching of pronunciation.

Module 2: Engaging with pronunciation – individual sounds

The aim of this module is to help you to prevent and correct their students' individual sound problems that are relevant to their own context. They experience and evaluate a range of activities designed to practise problematic sounds, and they are given the opportunity to practise teaching their peers.

By the end of this module you will be able to:

  • identify the individual sounds of English that are most difficult for your learners to pronounce
  • use a range of activities to give your learners practise in pronouncing problematic individual sounds
  • use effective techniques to prevent poor pronunciation of individual sounds from developing
  • use effective techniques to correct mispronunciation of individual sounds.
Module 3: Engaging with pronunciation – techniques and activities

The aim of this module is for you to understand how to integrate pronunciation practice in the classroom. The module looks at various aspects of pronunciation including stress, intonation and features of connected speech. You'll experience and evaluate activities, and plan how to integrate pronunciation activities with other aspects of language learning.

Start dates and duration

The course begins on 1 March 2022 and lasts for four weeks. You can enrol any time up until 21 March 2022.


You will not be able to access the course materials after the course ends on 28 March 2022.




For participants who successfully complete all tasks and achieve a score of 70% or above in the online exercises, there will be a downloadable certificate of completion at the end of the course.

Level of English required

Minimum CEFR B1

How do I access the course after I have enrolled?

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  3. Move your mouse over MY PORTFOLIO to see the drop-down menu.
  4. Click on ‘My courses’ to access your training.
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  3. Below ‘Home’, you will see MY PORTFOLIO and ‘My courses’ below. Tap on MY PORTFOLIO if you don’t see ‘My courses’.
  4. Tap on ‘My courses’ to access your training.