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CLE013. English Pronunciation (2 credits)

Pronunciation is an essential component of oral communication and communicative competence. This course is designed to help students improve the intelligibility of their English speech and build confidence in communicating in English. The primary focus of the course is on the suprasegmental features (i.e., stress, rhythm and intonation) that are known to have the greatest impact on the comprehensibility of the learner’s English. Discrete English consonant and vowel sounds will also be covered throughout the course, with an emphasis on the sounds that are most difficult and problematic for native speakers of Chinese and other Asian languages. Prerequisites: English for Academic Purposes III or EAP or English for Academic Purposes.