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30 hour Introduction to Phonetics

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KEY FEATURES

 

  • 30 hours of course materials and video
  • Focus on teaching pronunciation, phonetics and phonology
  • Personal, dedicated tutor support + 6 months for completion
  • Access to student forum and online teaching resources
  • Assistance with CV and access to our jobs board
  • Free 30 hour Teaching English Phonetics certificate (PDF) on completion
  • Study online from tablet/computer or offline, all for just £85

 

IDEAL IF:

  • You are already TESOL qualified, seeking to develop professionally
  • Looking to deepen your knowledge and understanding of phonetics

30 hour Introduction to Phonetics



A 30-hour online TESOL course specialising in Teaching English Phonetics and Phonology, and how we help our students with their pronunciation. This course is for teachers who already hold an initial TESOL qualification (weekend, online or CELTA course) and wish to improve their skills and understanding of English pronunciation.


Offline price: £85.00

Offline: PC/Mac compatible. Download in PDF/Word. Option to print coursework for reference.

or

Interactive price: £85.00

Interactive: PC/Mac/tablet compatible. Work on our interactive platform. Good internet access required.


A popular course with a focus on the theory of phonetics and phonology, with fantastic ideas for how to help your students with their pronunciation. Includes links to video clips outlining some of the key concepts in this area, along with audio and written materials so you can study and learn at your own pace. Key questions help you develop your own understanding of how our language works, so you can be better equipped to teach it. 

We delve into the 26 letters and 45 sounds our language has to show you how you can help your students with their pronunciation.

Specific sections deal with Speech Production mechanics and how we articulate sounds, before we look at the areas of vowel and consonant production. We deal with sentence stress and intonation, how we articulate sounds and how we help our students if they have a particular pronunciation problem.  

Written by EFL professionals with a wealth of experience in phonetics, this course makes creative use of video, podcasts, images and text, with links to websites where you can find great supporting materials for your own classroom. 

Interactive or offline? Choose your mode of study

Interactive: if you’ve got a good broadband connection and are comfortable working entirely online via a tablet/PC/Mac, this is ideal. Enjoy the benefits of our interactive platform. See sample interactive screenshots by clicking on the green interactive button above.

Offline: prefer to work in Word/PDF? Don’t have a reliable internet connection? Offline is for you. Download your course – even print out the study books if you wish, only going online to upload/download your work and access the online components such as video and podcasts. (Not compatible with tablets.) View sample pages on the certification tab above.

Both methods come with access to a personal student area where you can meet your tutor, get advice, support and full feedback on your work and view the latest TESOL jobs worldwide via our jobs feed.  

Course content for both modes of study is broadly the same but the modules are organised differently. Compare course content and organisation at the Course Content tab above.

Eligibility

This course is for existing EFL teachers who wish to enhance their career and learn more about teaching in this specialised area of Phonetics and Phonology. Applicants should already hold a TEFL certificate and have some experience in teaching EFL.

Our courses are open to all native and non-native English speakers with good written and spoken English. If you are a non-native English speaker, please see the course eligibility requirements on our FAQ page. Remember you can always ask us if you are not sure about your level of English. 

We also welcome application from schools wishing to train their teachers in-house.

Duration

This course is approx. 30 study hours and typically take between 3-4 weeks to complete, but you can go faster or slower than that if you wish. Because many of our trainees are balancing work/life commitments, we go at your speed and allow up to 6 months for course completion. You can check out what’s covered in this specialist module on your course on the course content tab above.

Everything you need to complete your course and gain your certificate is included in the one fee above. However, check out these optional extras:

  • Additional time course extensions available if you need to go beyond 180 days 
  • Global English printed and embossed certificate posted to you (£15 UK / £20 outside)

This course blends perfectly with the Global English Introduction to Linguistics course or the Global English Total Grammar course for an additional 10% discount.

It's also included in our 250 hour TESOL Master course.  


This comprehensive course covers all the Phonetics and Phonology material across 2 modules, using PDFs to present information, while trainees answer questions in a MS Word answer booklet. It can be downloaded and worked on offline. The course content is as follows:

 

MODULE 1

Introduction to Speech Production

Speech Production Mechanisms

How we Articulate Sounds

- Voiced and Unvoiced Consonants

- The Tongue

- The Glottis and the Glottal Stop

Phonology

- Points of Articulation

- Manner of Articulation

Vowels

- Cardinal Vowels

- Long and Short Vowels in English

- Diphthongs     

- Stress

 

MODULE 2

Sentence Stress

- Elision

- Strong and Weak Forms

Tone, Pitch and Intonation

- Functions of Intonation

- Assimilation

- Liaison (Juncture)

Sentence Stress and Rhythm

Summary         

- Bibliography

This course covers all the Phonetics and Phonology material in 9 shorter modules, in addition to an introduction and conclusion. Using interactive HTML5 to present information, trainees answer questions online. Note that material cannot be downloaded and worked on offline and a good internet connection is needed.

The course content is as follows:

 

Module Module title Section Section title Suggested Time (hours)
CI Course introduction 1 Getting Started 0.25
1 Phonetics 1 Introduction to Phonetics 1.0
1 Phonetics 2 Speech Production Mechanisms 1.5
2 How We Articulate Sounds 1 Consonants 1.0
2 How We Articulate Sounds 2 Phonology 1.5
3 Vowels 1 Vowels part 1  1.0
3 Vowels 2 Vowels part 2 2.0
4 Diphthongs 1 Diphthongs in English 2.0
5 Sentence Stress 1 1 Elision 1.5
5 Sentence Stress 1 2 Strong and Weak Forms 2.5
6 Intonation 1 Intonation, Pitch & Tone 2.0
6 Intonation 2 Functions of Intonation 3.0
7 Sentence Stress 2 1 Assimilation & Liaison 1.5
7 Sentence Stress 2 2 Stress & Rhythm 2.5
LPP LP - Phonetics Lesson Plan 1 Plan for a phonetics lesson 5.0
CRP Course Review: Phonetics 1 Phonetics and Phonology 1.5
CC Course Conclusion 1 Certification and survey 0.25
         
      TOTAL COURSE SUGGESTED TIME 30


A 30-hour online TESOL course specialising in Teaching English Phonetics and Phonology, and how we help our students with their pronunciation. This course is for teachers who already hold an initial TESOL qualification (weekend, online or CELTA course) and wish to improve their skills and understanding of English pronunciation.


Offline price: £85.00

Offline: PC/Mac compatible. Download in PDF/Word. Option to print coursework for reference.

or

Interactive price: £85.00

Interactive: PC/Mac/tablet compatible. Work on our interactive platform. Good internet access required.

Student Comments


The information on phonetics and phonology included in these modules was easy to follow. The exercises were practical too , based on the new knowledge obtained in the topics covered in each module. 

Lenida Lekli

The course was really interesting and useful. Once again an amazingly clear helpful, well thought out study booklet. I  have used some ideas from it with my students. In particular my studies gave me inspiration as to how best to help a Cantonese year 8 deaf student! I  used the online phonemic chart for him and the “shwa” exercises, too with most of my students. I then printed the chart and highlighted with a red pen any problem areas. When my headmistress needed feedback on the deaf pupil’s progress I had organs of speech chart /”shwa” exercises and annotated phonemic chart print out already in the pupils file to show her. She was amazed and delighted!

Rosemary Edney

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A 30-hour online TESOL course specialising in Teaching English Phonetics and Phonology, and how we help our students with their pronunciation. This course is for teachers who already hold an initial TESOL qualification (weekend, online or CELTA course) and wish to improve their skills and understanding of English pronunciation.


Offline price: £85.00

Offline: PC/Mac compatible. Download in PDF/Word. Option to print coursework for reference.

or

Interactive price: £85.00

Interactive: PC/Mac/tablet compatible. Work on our interactive platform. Good internet access required.

Certificates


A Global English PDF certificate is awarded upon successful completion. A printed, embossed version is also available for an extra fee from our TEFL shop page. 

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A 30-hour online TESOL course specialising in Teaching English Phonetics and Phonology, and how we help our students with their pronunciation. This course is for teachers who already hold an initial TESOL qualification (weekend, online or CELTA course) and wish to improve their skills and understanding of English pronunciation.


Offline price: £85.00

Offline: PC/Mac compatible. Download in PDF/Word. Option to print coursework for reference.

or

Interactive price: £85.00

Interactive: PC/Mac/tablet compatible. Work on our interactive platform. Good internet access required.

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Course Description

Our interactive courses are innovative and take a fresh approach to training to teach English. 

With shorter modules that you can take on a computer (notebook/laptop or PC/Mac) or on a tablet device (ipad/android/windows etc.), this course offers full flexibility for training on the go. After watching an initial welcome video, you can dive straight in to the course or pick and choose the order of the modules that you work through.

There is access to a personal tutor who will mark your work and the opportunity to share teaching ideas on the Global English forum, all via your own student area.

There is easy access to the further research section in each module all in one place, as you explore the hundreds of TEFL website links we have found for you to take your knowledge further.

Built in HTML5, you can take this course from anywhere with a good internet connection.  You will also need to be able to access YouTube videos from where you are located. 


A 30-hour online TESOL course specialising in Teaching English Phonetics and Phonology, and how we help our students with their pronunciation. This course is for teachers who already hold an initial TESOL qualification (weekend, online or CELTA course) and wish to improve their skills and understanding of English pronunciation.


Offline price: £85.00

Offline: PC/Mac compatible. Download in PDF/Word. Option to print coursework for reference.

or

Interactive price: £85.00

Interactive: PC/Mac/tablet compatible. Work on our interactive platform. Good internet access required.


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