Teaching pathways: How to teach pronunciation

Our course 'Teaching pathways - How to teach pronunciation' helps you develop your skills in teaching pronunciation effectively to your students.

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About the course

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.

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

This course is not currently available. Future course dates will be announced later this year

Cost

Free

Certificates

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

 

 

Comments

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Tue, 03/01/2022 - 13:18

In reply to by Ma Rodylie

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Hello Ma Rodylie

The course has only just started today. Certificates are only available for people who complete all of the course activities.  The course has three modules, and you will need to complete all the activities to be eligible for a certificate.

Cath
TE Team

Submitted by Hesham sager on Tue, 03/01/2022 - 11:16

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Hi there I'm interested cuorse to learn more about English language so ween it start or were is the link to start

 

Hi Hesham

To enrol in the course, you need to follow Steps 1-4 above. First, you need to create an account and make sure you are logged in. Then click on the link to the courses homepage and you can click on "Explore all courses" to enrol. The course starts today (1st March).

Hope you enjoy the course,

Cath
TE Team

 

Submitted by nicolaharrison on Tue, 03/01/2022 - 16:24

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Hi,

Even though I have an account & have enrolled for 'Teaching Pathways - how to teach pronunciation', I can't find My Courses or MY PORTFOLIO.

Can you advise?

Thanks

Hi nicolaharrison

If you are logged in and enrolled in the course, you can click on the courses homepage

Here you will see "Your week ahead" and you should be able to access the course modules from there. Let us know if you continue to have problems.

Cath
TE Team

Submitted by Josem Navas on Tue, 03/01/2022 - 18:13

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I happy learning new knowledge.

Hi Mimo12

If you are enrolled in the course, you should be able to access the course hompage here 

You should also be able to see a tab at the top of the page "My Portfolio" - if you click on that, you will see a drop-down tab that says "My courses", and you can access the course homepage from there too.

Hope that helps,

Cath

TE Team

Hi lilianecplima

If you have enrolled in the course you should be able to access the course homepage here

You should also be able to see a tab at the top of the page "My Portfolio" - if you click on that you will see a drop-down tab "My courses" and this is another way to access the course platform.

Hope that helps,

Cath
TE Team

Submitted by Splend on Fri, 03/04/2022 - 11:46

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I am glad I made the right decision to enrol in this course. This is the best decision I have made this year. I look forward to making more progress in my teaching career.

Hi Paola

To enrol you need to follow steps 1-4 on the page above. Firstly, you will need to create an account and make sure you are logged in. Then you can access the courses homepage - click on "Explore all courses" and then you can click to enrol in this one.

Hope that helps,

Cath
TE Team

Submitted by Seydou Desséry… on Sat, 03/05/2022 - 22:10

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Hello everybody!! I am very delighted to be a trainee of  this topic. I relly very interested in pronunciation since my daily activities are done in English.

Submitted by Hamukwaya Josefina on Sun, 03/06/2022 - 13:11

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I am happy to take part in this training, I am facing a hard time accessing module 1. Hope I get support to complete all modules. 

Hello Hamukwaya,

If you are enrolled in the course but are having any technical problems with the course platform, can you use the orange "Help" button at the bottom right hand side of the page?

Thanks,
Cath
TE Team

Submitted by Teresa Mutim on Fri, 03/11/2022 - 22:16

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Hello everyone, 

I could not understand why I failed to download the certificate even after completing all modules. I had sent a message informing you that two weeks later I received an email instructing me to open the page and download it. I follow the instruction with no success. Also, I would like to inform you that I was not interacting in the Facebook group because had problems with my computer. Thank you in advance.

Thanks for your message. When you log in to TeachingEnglish, please find 'MY PORTFOLIO' in the top menu bar. From there, you should see 'My courses'. Click on 'My courses' and you will be taken to the course where you can view and complete the modules.

Best wishes

Submitted by Ali Riyadh Al-… on Wed, 03/16/2022 - 22:11

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hello

Unfortunately, I can’t find any content even after signing up I followed all the steps but nothing appears on the modules

any help, please.

Submitted by Paul Braddock on Mon, 03/21/2022 - 08:37

In reply to by Ali Riyadh Al-…

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Thanks for your message. When you log in to TeachingEnglish, please find 'MY PORTFOLIO' in the top menu bar. From there, you should see 'My courses'. Click on 'My courses' and you will be taken to the course where you can view and complete the modules.

Best wishes

Submitted by cotientienganh on Sun, 03/20/2022 - 17:41

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Hi British Council, there is a mistake in my certificate. My name is Phùng Thủy Tiên but in the certificate is " PhùngThy Tiên" I don't have any spelling mistake when I typed my name. I also try to fix by edit my name in my profile and reset but there is no change in my certificate. Can you have me to fix ? You can change " Phùng Thy Tiên" into " Phung Thuy Tien" thank you very much !

Hi, Can you use the 'Help' button on the course platform to ask for your name to be changed. Please also edit your name in your TeachingEnglish account to how you want it to appear.

Thanks

Submitted by MituyaPal on Sun, 03/20/2022 - 22:18

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I have completed the course modules buut "My Awards" is not showing my certificate. What to do? I have logged out and rejoined, too. But no results. Help please

Submitted by Poppy02 on Tue, 03/22/2022 - 21:11

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Hello!

I have a problem having access to "my courses" in my portfolio. Modules 1 and 2 are completed and I'm almost done with Module 3 but the link doesn't work. There is a blank page instead. Can you help me please?

Thank you very much!

Submitted by Paul Braddock on Wed, 03/23/2022 - 17:23

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Hello,

We are currently experiencing some issues on the website due to a recent upgrade. If you are registered on one of our online courses, access to the course platform is currently unavailable. 

If you are enrolled on 'Teaching pathways: How to teach pronunciation', you will be able to access the course until Monday 4th April. We hope to resolve the access issue very soon.

Thanks

Submitted by aileenfelomino on Wed, 03/23/2022 - 01:37

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Good day! I am currently enrolled in this course but the problem is I can't access "My Courses" every time I click this button. Hoping for your positive response since this course will end this March 28 and I am not yet finished. Thank you

Hello,

We are currently experiencing some issues on the website due to a recent upgrade. If you are registered on one of our online courses, access to the course platform is currently unavailable. 

If you are enrolled on 'Teaching pathways: How to teach pronunciation', you will be able to access the course until Monday 4th April. We hope to resolve the access issue very soon.

Thanks

Submitted by Thu Naung Kyaw on Wed, 03/23/2022 - 06:15

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I thank British Council, esp. the relevant team for this project, very much for giving me a big chance to have learned how to teach pronunciation. I used to be a baby to this area and lack confidence to deal with it. But, with what I have learned from you, I feel more confident to help my students be more able to pronounce more naturally.

Submitted by Tinara on Wed, 03/23/2022 - 07:43

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Hello!
I have a problem with Module 3.
I try to open it but the page is empty so I can't finish learning the Course.
Also I couldn’t find My Awards.
(I saw them in my portfolio before)
Who can help me?
Does anybody have the same problem?

Submitted by Paul Braddock on Wed, 03/23/2022 - 17:24

In reply to by Tinara

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Hello,

We are currently experiencing some issues on the website due to a recent upgrade. If you are registered on one of our online courses, access to the course platform is currently unavailable. 

If you are enrolled on 'Teaching pathways: How to teach pronunciation', you will be able to access the course until Monday 4th April. We hope to resolve the access issue very soon.

Thanks

Submitted by Mapamundi on Wed, 03/23/2022 - 08:54

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Hello,

thank you for this course;

However, I can't access any of it today, although I'm logged in and I have been registered for 3 weeks. When I click on "my courses" under the portofolio tab, a blank page appears, that's it.

Can you help me...?

Hello,

We are currently experiencing some issues on the website due to a recent upgrade. If you are registered on one of our online courses, access to the course platform is currently unavailable. 

If you are enrolled on 'Teaching pathways: How to teach pronunciation', you will be able to access the course until Monday 4th April. We hope to resolve the access issue very soon.

Thanks

Submitted by gloriachan722 on Wed, 03/23/2022 - 12:28

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Hi,
When I clicked "my courses" under "my portfolio", the page was blank. I tried opening it using different web browsers, but the result was the same.
Could you please let me know how I could access the course again?
It was fine when I did the introduction module.

Thank you.

Hello,

We are currently experiencing some issues on the website due to a recent upgrade. If you are registered on one of our online courses, access to the course platform is currently unavailable. 

If you are enrolled on 'Teaching pathways: How to teach pronunciation', you will be able to access the course until Monday 4th April. We hope to resolve the access issue very soon.

Thanks

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