Course Description

Some features of English pronunciation operate at the level of the phrase or sentence. There are three main aspects to think about. First, linking is how speakers join words together in very specific ways, inside phrase boundaries.  Second, intonation is how speakers use the tone of their voice to indicate meaning across a phrase.  Third, pausing and speed work across the sentence level, and can be used to great effect to improve understanding, when used appropriately. In this course, you will learn how these aspects of pronunciation work, and how to teach them to learners.

Course Author

Managing Director & Course Author

Joanna Smith

Joanna is a passionate linguist. After completing her Masters in linguistics, she taught languages and trained language teachers for over a decade. She also spent time researching best practice with a specialty in pronunciation teaching. For a handful of recent years, she worked in the corporate arena as a Learning and Development manager, where she designed, delivered and managed training programs in both face to face and online modes for staff globally. Since 2016, Joanna has combined her language and business expertise by developing the brand Language Fuel.