Teacher development course

Certificate in Teaching Pronunciation

Who is this course for?

Improving pronunciation is often crucial for students wishing to communicate effectively in English, but teachers often lack confidence in this area which tends to be neglected in training courses and teaching materials. This course is aimed at teachers who would like to improve their knowledge, practical classroom skills in teaching pronunciation.

What will you learn?

This course covers a range of areas related to to help you gain a deeper understanding of how to teach pronunciation in an ELT context, including:

  • Sounds in words
  • Review of phonology
  • Vowels and consonants
  • Word stress
  • Sounds in sentences
  • Connected speech
  • Sentence stress
  • Intonation
  • Teaching tools & skills
  • Evaluating and designing teaching materials
  • Assessing pronunciation
  • English as a global language & pronunciation

How will this course help you develop?

As well as giving you a thorough background knowledge on all areas of phonology it will help you integrate pronunciation into your lessons in a more natural, effective way. Even if you already have some experience, this course will make you an expert in this area and you will be equipped to lead training sessions on pronunciation and help other developing teachers around you to improve how they teach pronunciation. You will also feel more confident about designing your own materials and activities to teach pronunciation.

Course tutor

As a participant of this course, you will receive personalised guidance from Mark McKinnon.

How can you take this course?

Online one to one course

  • Flexible – study over 3 or 6 weeks
  • 30 hours
  • Personalised attention from an expert tutor
  • Feedback on tasks and live tutorials