Teacher development course

Certificate in Teaching Pronunciation

Who is this course for?

The online Teaching Pronunciation course is aimed at teachers who would like to improve their knowledge and practical classroom skills and teach pronunciation effectively. Improving pronunciation is often crucial for students wishing to communicate well in English, but teachers often lack confidence in this area which tends to be neglected in training courses and teaching materials. By the end of the online Teaching Pronunciation course, you will have more confidence and ideas to help you start integrating pronunciation into your ELT classes.

What will you learn?

The online Teaching Pronunciation 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 in teaching pronunciation, 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.

How will the course work?

For information about how this course works, the schedule and how you will be assessed, we recommend reading our FAQs section at the bottom of this page.

Course tutor

As a participant of the online Teaching Pronunciation course, you will receive personalised guidance from Mark McKinnon
and Billie Haase.

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