2016-2017 Catalog

ESLX 0843 American English Pronunciation

3.0 - 0.0 - 3.0


(2) Within two years prior to beginning the course, successful completion of ESLX 0812 and ESLX 0832 both with grades of P, or MCC placement test, or department approval - must be completed prior to taking this course.

Course Description

Pronunciation is an important element of effective communication. Non-native speakers of English often struggle with intelligibility, low confidence in speaking, and distracting accent features that can interfere with the ability to fully participate in their academic, professional, and social lives. Assisted by computer technology and the instructor, students in this course learn to identify and correct their pronunciation challenges to improve comprehensibility. Topics include the basics of pronunciation, vowels and consonants, speech rhythm, and intonation and stress patterns.