TeachingEnglish: How to teach pronunciation

Increase your understanding of phonology and your ability to support learners with effective pronunciation activities in the classroom. Access 'How to teach pronunciation' from 2 October 2024. Enrolment for this free course will open soon.

A female teacher showing a student how to make a sound with his mouth.

Welcome to 'TeachingEnglish: How to teach pronunciation'


How will the course help you?

Increase your understanding of phonology and your ability to support learners with effective pronunciation activities in the classroom.


What does the course include?

How to teach pronunciation is a free self-study training course, which is divided into three hour modules. It also includes:

  • A dedicated Facebook community of course participants with up-to-date insight, resources and innovative ideas for you to try out.
  • Engaging discussions taking place in the Facebook community
  • Live events with your course tutor and language teaching experts.
  • A free workbook with extra learning content and resources.

What will you learn?

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.

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

-explain the key concepts used in describing the different elements of pronunciation
-recognise sounds and phonemes, with the help of the British Council's phonemic chart

Module 2: Engaging with pronunciation – individual sounds

The aim of this module is to help you to prevent and correct your students' individual sound problems that are relevant to your own context. You will experience and evaluate a range of activities designed to practise problematic sounds.

By the end of this module, you'll 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.

By the end of this module, you'll be able to:

- identify features of connected speech
- describe techniques to raise learners’ awareness of aspects of pronunciation
- integrate pronunciation activities with other aspects of language learning.


When is the course?

We will run the free online modules again in October / November 2024. Enrolment for this course will open soon.


How much does the course cost?

The course is free.


How can you get a certificate?

You will receive a certificate if you successfully complete all self-study modules.


What level of English do I need?

Minimum CEFR B1


What can I do now?

While you're waiting for the online modules to open, if you're interested in learning more about teaching pronunciation, you can:

Comments

Submitted by Shaimaa Ewiess on Wed, 05/22/2024 - 13:33

I can't enrol on this course
What should I do ?

Submitted by roqaya11 on Mon, 01/15/2024 - 15:43

Is the course currently available? How do I enter it?

Hi Rewan

All of our free courses are only available for a limited time, and it is not possible to access the course content after the deadline.

We hope to run this course again in the future. In the meantime, you can keep up to date with all our latest training courses, resources and events by signing up to our newsletter here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/subscribe-our-newsletter

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Yasmine77 on Tue, 09/12/2023 - 18:50

Hi, thank you for supporting us ,i finished my course How to teach pronunciation with all 3 modules,however, i didnt recieve my certificate, can you help?

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Wed, 09/13/2023 - 13:18

In reply to by Yasmine77

Hi Yasmine77

Your certificate should appear on the course platform (under "My Portfolio - My courses) under the "My awards" tab when you successfully complete it. If you can't see it there, please send a message to the courses team directly using the orange "help" button. They should be able to resolve the issue.

Thanks,
Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Yumiko Imanishi on Fri, 09/08/2023 - 06:04

Hello,
I couldn't find 'my portfolio' until I sent you e-mail from here and start my course.
Although the course ended, I would appreciate if you could let me restart the course to finish it due to the trouble.
I started the course, but cannot see the progress now since it has closed.

Hi Yumiko

I am sorry that you were not able to complete the course due to the technical problems with the site at the end of last week. Unfortunately, once our courses end, it is not possible to access the course content. We hope to run this course again in the future. In the meantime, you can download the free course workbook here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/2023-08/Workbook_for_how_to_teach_pronunciation.pdf

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Mona

Thank you for your comment. We are experiencing some technical issues at the moment. However, I can confirm that I have re-added your access to your training courses. Please log in to your account and go to MY PORTFOLIO > My Courses to access your training.

Let us know if you continue to have problems.

Thanks

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Sibo on Sun, 09/03/2023 - 19:39

I've just completed this course, but the certificate hasn't popped up! HELP!

Submitted by Paul Braddock on Mon, 09/04/2023 - 07:52

In reply to by Sibo

Thank you for letting us know you are having problems accessing your training. We are having some technical issues and your access to your course was removed. I confirm I have reactivated your enrolment. You can now log in and access your training by clicking on 'My Portfolio' > My courses. To get your certificate, please go to 'My awards' on the training platform.

Best wishes

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Submitted by Arpita2003 on Sun, 09/03/2023 - 18:56

Good

Submitted by Patitoteacher on Sun, 09/03/2023 - 15:19

I really enjoyed doing the course. It´s good if you want to revise your knowledge of pronunciation. What´s more you provide lots of useful tips and resources for free.
BUT it's really hard to access the course from the main webpage even when you are logged in. Everytime I wanted to continue with the modules I had to go back to the email you sent me and from there follow the blue link "the course site" and access the course. Apart from that everything was OK. Thanks a lot!!!!

Submitted by Paul Braddock on Mon, 09/04/2023 - 07:36

In reply to by Patitoteacher

Thank you for letting us know you are having problems accessing your training. We are having some technical issues and your access to your course was removed. I confirm I have reactivated your enrolment. You can now log in and access your training by clicking on 'My Portfolio' > My courses.

Best wishes

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Submitted by acsfnm on Sun, 09/03/2023 - 14:00

Hi. I had enrolled in this course. I was able to complete only the 1st Module. Now I am not able to access the course or find My portfolio option. As I would like to complete the course, please help me to access my course and see the progress.

Thank you for letting us know you are having problems accessing your training. We are having some technical issues and your access to your course was removed. I confirm I have reactivated your enrolment. You can now log in and access your training by clicking on 'My Portfolio' > My courses.

Best wishes

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Submitted by acsfnm on Sun, 09/03/2023 - 13:57

Hi. I have enrolled for this course and have completed the 1st Module. Now I am not able to access the Module or see the progress. I don't find any portfolio option to access my course. Please help.

Thank you for letting us know you are having problems accessing your training. We are having some technical issues and your access to your course was removed. I confirm I have reactivated your enrolment. You can now log in and access your training by clicking on 'My Portfolio' > My courses.

Best wishes

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Submitted by Lory Lattanzi on Sun, 09/03/2023 - 09:09

Hi there,
I've attended the course "How to teach pronunciation" but I haven't finished it. I wanted to finish the last module today but apparently I can't access my course anymore. Isn't today the last day? Isn't it possible to finish it today?
Can you please let me know?
Thanks
Lory

Thank you for letting us know you are having problems accessing your training. We are having some technical issues and your access to your course was removed. I confirm I have reactivated your enrolment. You can now log in and access your training by clicking on 'My Portfolio' > My courses.

Best wishes

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Submitted by Amal Mahmoud A… on Sat, 09/02/2023 - 11:27

I've enrolled in the course but can't find my learning or portfolio to access it. Please help.

Submitted by Paul Braddock on Sat, 09/02/2023 - 11:34

In reply to by Amal Mahmoud A…

Thank you for letting us know you are having problems accessing your training. We are having some technical issues and your access to your course was removed. I confirm I have reactivated your enrolment. You can now log in and access your training by clicking on 'My Portfolio' > My courses.

Best wishes

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Submitted by Kholoud Essam … on Sat, 09/02/2023 - 07:58

I've enrolled in the course, but I can't find my learning or portfolio to access it. Please help.

Submitted by Paul Braddock on Sat, 09/02/2023 - 10:59

In reply to by Kholoud Essam …

Thank you for letting us know you are having problems accessing your training. We are having some technical issues and your access to your course was removed. I confirm I have reactivated your enrolment. You can now log in and access your training by clicking on 'My Portfolio' > My courses.

Best wishes

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Submitted by nerminayoub on Fri, 09/01/2023 - 21:52

Hello
I enrolled a few weeks ago and was going to start the course tomorrow. I can't seem to find the option to start. Where do l look for? Thanks
Nermin

Thank you for letting us know you are having problems accessing your training. We are having some technical issues and your access to your course was removed. I confirm I have reactivated your enrolment. You can now log in and access your training by clicking on 'My Portfolio' > My courses.

Best wishes

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Submitted by Ukpor Roseline Amaka on Fri, 09/01/2023 - 19:13

Can't assess my account to continue. I'm done with the three modules but I'm yet to know what to do.

Thank you for letting us know you are having problems accessing your training. We are having some technical issues and your access to your course was removed. I confirm I have reactivated your enrolment. You can now log in and access your training by clicking on 'My Portfolio' > My courses.

Best wishes

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Thank you for letting us know you are having problems accessing your training. We are having some technical issues and your access to your course was removed. I confirm I have reactivated your enrolment. You can now log in and access your training by clicking on 'My Portfolio' > My courses.

Best wishes

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Thank you for letting us know you are having problems accessing your training. We are having some technical issues and your access to your course was removed. I confirm I have reactivated your enrolment. You can now log in and access your training by clicking on 'My Portfolio' > My courses.

Best wishes

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Submitted by Yumiko Imanishi on Fri, 09/01/2023 - 13:42

I enrolled my course and have to complete it by 4th of Sept. However, I can't find my portfolio.

Thank you for letting us know you are having problems accessing your training. We are having some technical issues and your access to your course was removed. I confirm I have reactivated your enrolment. You can now log in and access your training by clicking on 'My Portfolio' > My courses.

Best wishes

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Thank you for letting us know you are having problems accessing your training. We are having some technical issues and your access to your course was removed. I confirm I have reactivated your enrolment. You can now log in and access your training by clicking on 'My Portfolio' > My courses.

Best wishes

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Submitted by baumekaterina on Fri, 09/01/2023 - 07:22

Hello!

I see many people here face the same problem as me. I can't access my course in progress. Is it possible to do anything about it or is it closed for good?

Thanks in advance for any information!

Submitted by Paul Braddock on Fri, 09/01/2023 - 09:19

In reply to by baumekaterina

Thank you for letting us know you are having problems accessing your training. We are having some technical issues and your access to your course was removed. I confirm I have reactivated your enrolment. You can now log in and access your training by clicking on 'My Portfolio' > My courses.

Best wishes

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Submitted by Atmane on Fri, 09/01/2023 - 05:12

I'm enrolled in this course and can't access to it and finish the last module. The button Portfolio doesn't appear.

Thank you for letting us know you are having problems accessing your training. We are having some technical issues and your access to your course was removed. I confirm I have reactivated your enrolment. You can now log in and access your training by clicking on 'My Portfolio' > My courses.

Best wishes

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Submitted by Jennie on Fri, 09/01/2023 - 01:27

Hello,

I enrolled the course and already got confirmation email.
But today (01 Sep.) I do not see "My learning" button to start the course.
Please kindly support.

Thank you.

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