Understand & Teach Pronunciation at the Word Level
This course will teach you how to help your students improve their pronunciation at the word level. It focuses on syllables and weak forms.
At the level of the word, there are two main aspects of pronunciation to understand. First, any English word with more than one syllable has one syllable which is stressed more than the others. This course will teach you what syllables are, how English speakers stress syllables, and how to teach word stress. Second, some words in English have a 'weak' version, which is to say they can be pronounced in an 'unstressed' way. This course will explain which words can be said weak, how they are pronounced weakly, and how to teach your students to use weak forms.