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English Pronunciation in a Global World

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Duration

4 weeks

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Delivery Method

Online

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Available on

Lifetime Access

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Accessibility

Mobile, Desktop

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Language

English

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Subtitles

English

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Level

Beginner

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Effort

3 hours per week

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Teaching Type

Self Paced

Course Description

This course will teach you which pronunciation features are essential for mutual understanding. You will practice English sounds and stresses through videos and exercises. Also, learn about the accents of other learners. You can set goals to improve your English pronunciation. In today's globalized world, English is required for a wide range of people. You will need to be able to understand and communicate with non-native speakers. However, it is important to appreciate diversity in spoken English. You will be able to speak English fluently in all contexts by the end of this course. You will learn about a range of English accents throughout the course. This will help you understand differences between your pronunciation and others. These examples can provide context for the language's features and how it is spoken around the globe.

This course will help you to understand some of the rules and differences in English pronunciation. You'll also be examining different accents in English, as well as elements like vowels, consonants, and other features. This course will help you to set and achieve your goals in English pronunciation. This course can be taken at any time. For any questions, comments, or suggestions, you are always welcome to reach out to us. Send us a message on our Facebook page.

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Skills You Will Gain

What You Will Learn

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Describe features of English pronunciation that are important for mutual understanding

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Explain the differences between your own English pronunciation and that of speakers with other mother tongues

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Apply what you have learned about English pronunciation to your English accent

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Reflect on the nature of different English accents

Target Students

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This course is for anyone who needs to speak English, in their studies, for work or in their personal lives

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If you want to improve your English pronunciation, this is the ideal opportunity to set and achieve goals

Course Instructors

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Laura Rupp

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I am a Senior Lecturer in English Linguistics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. My research is in grammatical variation and change. I teach courses in Global English and English pronunciation.
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Amrita Das

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I am a diversity facilitator and mentor working towards inclusion in the Mixed Classroom. My research focuses on cultural mobility and literature.
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Ericka Acosta

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I am a student at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Communication and Information Studies program. My specialization is in language education.
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Alisah Kamps

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I am an honours student at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam studying Communication & Information Science. My research pursuits are in English pronunciation and world Englishes.

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