Course Content and Outcome Guide for ESOL 267

Course Number:
ESOL 267
Course Title:
Level 8 Pronunciation
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Course Description

Review English consonants and vowels, intonation, phrasing, and stress patterns. Prerequisites: ESOL placement test OR successful completion in ESOL 254; AND concurrent placement in ESOL 250 and ESOL 252 or higher. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course


  • Communicate clearly, demonstrating command of American English sound, rhythm, and intonation patterns.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

1. Present regular, satisfactory audio taped or voice mail assignments based on readings and student narratives.
2. Demonstrate satisfactory listening comprehension of American English rhythm, intonation, and sound combinations.
3. Apply the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) as a pronunciation improvement strategy.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

A. Consonants and Vowels
B. Stress and Intonation
C. Listening Comprehension

Competencies and Skills

A. Consonants and Vowels

1. pronounce word endings consistently
2. avoid common sound substitutions: e.g. i/I, "th" and "r" sounds

B. Stress and Intonation

1. understand and use stress patterns and their relation to meanings
2. understand and use rhythm and intonation patterns
3. use the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) to improve speaking skills

C. Listening Comprehension

1. understand American English sound, rhythm, and intonation patterns

Explanation of Satisfactory Pronunciation Assignments

Speech can be understood without extra effort by the instructor