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  • VIETNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, HANOI UNIVERSITY OF LANGUAGES & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES COURSEOUTLINE PRONUNCIATION ONLINE University of Languages & International Studies 2012 Faculty of English Language Teacher Education ENGLISH I Blog address: www.englishonecfl.com 1
  • 1. COURSE DESCRIPTION- Course Name: PRONUNCIATION ONLINE Code: Number of credits: 2- Course status: Compulsory Optional2. COURSE OBJECTIVESAccording to the CEFR (B1) of the Council of Common Europe, by the end of the firstsemester, first -year students should be able to:2.1. Knowledge- Have understandable pronunciation of English sounds (vowels and consonants) even if occasional mispronunciation occurs.- Generally understand and follow lectures delivered in English by teachers.- Generally distinguish varieties of English.- Generally understand transcription, word stress, sentence stress, strong form, weak form, rhythm, linking, and intonation.2.2. Skills- Be used to working by him/herself and in a group as well.- Be introduced to the different, most widely recognized accents such as British English and American English.- Maintain a conversation or discussion, but may sometimes be difficult to follow when trying to say exactly what he/she would like.- Achieve high level of pronunciation with excellence in some difficult sounds such as vowels, consonants and ending sounds, etc. that make him/herself be well understood. Besides, other supra-segmentals are gradually formed in student’s speech.2.3. Attitudes and attendance- Be serious in studying, attend the class regularly, and actively participate the lessons.- Be cooperative in pair work and group work.- Be eager to learn new things relating to the theme.- Be well motivated in self-study. 2
  • 3. DETAILED COURSE CONTENT Week Theme Note1. Introduction to Pronunciation Students are required to English sounds remember 44 sounds2. Sound No. 1 - /i:/; Sound No. 2 - /ɪ/; Sound No. 3 - /e/; Sound No. 4 - /æ/; Sound No. 5 - /ə/; Sound No. 6 - /ɜ:/3. Sound No. 7 - /ʌ/; Sound No. 8 - /u:/; Sound No. 9 - /ʊ/; Sound No. 10 - /ɔ:/; Sound No. 11 - /ɒ/; Sound No. 12 - /ɑ:/4. Sound No. 13 - /eə/; Sound No. 14 - /ɪə/; Sound No. 15 - /ʊə/; Sound No. 16 - /eɪ/; Sound No. 17 - /aɪ/; Sound No. 18 - /ɔɪ/; Sound No. 19 - /əʊ/; Sound No. 20 - /aʊ/5. Sound No. 21 - /b/; Sound No. 22 - /p/; Sound No. 23 - /d/; Sound No. 24 - /t/; Sound No. 25 - /g/; Sound No. 26 - /k/; Sound No. 27 - /f/; Sound No. 28 - /v/6. Sound No. 29 - /θ/; Sound No. 30 - /ð/; Sound No. 31 - /s/; Sound No. 32 - /z/; Sound No. 33 - /ʃ/; Sound No. 34 - /ʒ/; Sound No. 35 - /h/7. Sound No. 36 - /tʃ/; Sound No. 37 - /dʒ/; Sound No. 38 - /m/; Sound No. 39 - /n/; Sound No. 40 - /ŋ/; Sound No. 41 - /l/; Sound No. 42 - /w/; Sound No. 43 - /r/; Sound No. 44 - /j/8. Transcription Phonemic transcription or broad transcription9. Word Stress # 1 (simple words) Students remember rules and practise 3
  • 10. Word Stress # 2 (complex words) Students remember rules and practise11. Sentence stress Students remember rules and practise12. Strong form vs. Weak form Students remember rules and practise13. Rhythm + linking Students remember rules and practise14. Introduction to Intonation Students remember rules and practise15. Revision, Wrap-up and Evaluation4. MATERIALS4.1. Required materials: Pronunciation Course compiled and edited by Khoa Anh Viet.4.2. Supplementary materials: Ship or Sheep. Pronunciation In Use Pronunciation Power BBC Learning English Keyman Cambridge Learner’s DictionaryAll these materials can be downloaded from English I’s blog at www.englishonecfl.com(English Pronunciation Section). 4
  • 5. COURSE POLICY AND REQUIREMENT OF LECTURERSThese are some requirements for the course: • Register to Pronunciation Online Course in Moodle; • Actively participate the entire lessons; • Complete all compulsory activities; • Receiving mark 0 for such action of copying others’ work, or failing to meet the deadline for assignment. .6. COURSE ASSESSMENTDiscussion: 20% There are four topics for discussion. Two topics require students to type down their feedback and two require students to record their feedback.Quizzes: 20% In most week, students are required to complete the quizzes.E-portfolio: 20% E-portfolio includes 44 audio files related the 44 sounds and 02 audio files of the text (What is the difference between a college and a university)Transcription: 10% Students are required to transcribe a text.Pronunciation Project: 30% Requirements and rubrics can be found in Appendices. 5
  • APPENDIX IThe pronunciation assignment is evaluated as follows:Criteria for Average(5-6) Good (7-8) Very good (9-10) evaluatingPerformance Skip 2-3 following Follow all the steps but Follow all the steps steps with limited with limited with limited efficiency: effectiveness: effectiveness: - Deliver materials - Deliver materials - Deliver materials giving explanation giving explanation to giving explanation to the pronunciation the pronunciation to the pronunciation phenomenon of the phenomenon of the phenomenon of the group without group and 2 exercises group and 2 exercises. to practice. exercises to - Give other students - Give other students practice. guidance to listen to guidance to listen to - Give other students their voice recorded their voice recorded guidance to listen to tape tape. their voice recorded - Check the - Check the correction tape. correction of of sounds. - Check the sounds. - Give other students correction of - Give other students instruction to find out sounds. instruction to find mistakes in - Give other students out mistakes in pronunciation (if instruction to find pronunciation (if there is) in the tape/ out mistakes in there is) in the tape CD pronunciation (if CD - Require students in there is) in the tape/ - Require students in the group or in other CD the group or in groups read aloud the - Require students in other groups read recorded sounds try the group or in aloud the recorded to correct the other groups read sounds try to mistakes. aloud the recorded correct the - All the members do sounds try to mistakes. contribute to the correct the - Some of the process of doing and mistakes. members do not performing the work - All the members do contribute to the but with limited contribute to the process of doing effectiveness and process of doing and performing the without equality in and performing the work. work division. work with high effectiveness and equality in work division.Recorded Mistakes in major Major phenomenon is Major phenomenon isvoice in the pronunciation pronounced correctly by pronounced correctlytape phenomenon are more than a half of the by most of the repeatedly made. members in the group. members in the group. 6
  • APPENDIX II GUIDELINES TO PRONUNCIATION PROJECTThe class will be divided into groups of five. Each group will choose one of the five themes towork on.Theme 1: Project on difficult sounds (consonants and vowels)Theme 2: Project on Word Stress (simple and complex)Theme 3: Project on Strong form and Weak formTheme 4: Project on Sentence Stress + Rhythm + LinkingTheme 5: Project on IntonationFor each theme, students are required to design at least 3 activities. Students read the designedactivities and record their own voice (ALL members of a group must be equally assigned torecord their voice in the exercises). 7
  • APPENDIX III SAMPLE OF PRONUNCIATION PROJECTGroup :………Group members : …………………………………Theme 1 : Consonants /ʃ/, /ʒ /ʒ/, /ʧ/, /ʤ/Task 1: (One-syllable words) Circle the word in which the underlined part ispronounced differently.1. A. chef B. cheer C. chest D. which2. A. watch B. chair C. chaos D. rich3. A. chief B. chime C. choice D. Christ4. A. shoe B. chew C. chute D. sure5. A. fish B. cash C. shore D. chore6. A. jeep B. June C. George D. beige7. A. germ B. gear C. age D. genre8. A. rouge B. giant C. job D. badgeTask 2: (Multi-syllable words) Circle the word in which the underlined part ispronounced differently1. A. chubby B. chemist C. chimney D. cheetah2. A. chorus B. cheerful C. reaching D. chapter3. A. mature B. section C. social D. chauffer4. A. vision B. unusual C. gentle D. measure5. A. massage B. pleasure C. casual D. college6. A. soldier B. shoulder C. education D. region7. A. decision B. possession C. mustache D. electrician8. A. occasion B. leisure C. explosion D. additionTask 3: Read these sentences aloud. In the brackets provided below each italicword, write the phonetic symbols /ʃ/, /ʒ/, /ʧ/, or/ʤ/ representing the consonantsound in that word. After that, write the number of each consonant sound in thespace provided. 8
  • 1. Our children, John and Joe like making furniture such as chairs or ships. /…./ /…/ /…/ /…/ /…/ /…/ /…/ /…/ 2. We will spend our January vacation in Asia, that’s the last decision. /…./ /…/ /…/ /…./ 3. The culture and education in Germany is different from those in China. /…/ /……./ /…/ /…/ 4. Jane enjoys washing the dishes in the kitchen. /…/ /…/ /…/ /…/ /…/ 5. Division, subtraction, addition and multiplication are basic calculations. /…/ /…/ /…/ /…/ /…/Sentence 1 / ʃ/ /ʒ/ /ʧ/ /ʤ/Sentence 2Sentence 3Sentence 4Sentence 5Task 4: Read the following dialogue aloud and underline words which have thesounds /ʃ/, /ʒ/, /ʧ/, and /ʤ/.Tom: Joe, I’m going on a vacation to Egypt. What should I prepare for it?Joe: I suggest you should buy some clothes first because the weather there is very changeable during this time of the year.Tom: Really? Well, so, I’ll buy a jacket, a shirt, a T-shirt, a pair of trousers, and a pair of running shoes.Joe: So many kinds!Tom: Yes, so that I will feel at ease at any kind of weather.Joe: You should bring some food as well. I suggest cheese sandwich, chocolate chip cookies, and canned fish.Tom: That’s a good idea. Thanks a lot. 9
  • KEY TO PRONUNCIATION ASSIGNMENTI.1. A 2. C 3. D 4. B 5. D6. D 7. B 8. AII.1. B 2. A 3. A 4. C 5. D6. B 7. A 8. DIII. 1. Our children, John and Joe like making furniture such as chairs or ships. /ʧ/ /ʤ/ /ʤ/ /ʧ/ /ʧ/ /ʧ/ / ʃ/ 2. We will spend our January vacation in Asia, that’s the last decision. /ʤ/ / ʃ/ /ʒ/ /ʒ/ 3. The culture and education in Germany is different from those in China. /ʧ/ /ʤ, ʃ/ /ʤ/ /ʧ/ 4. Jane enjoys washing the dishes in the kitchen. /ʤ/ /ʤ/ / ʃ/ / ʃ/ /ʧ/ 5. Division, subtraction, addition and multiplication are basic calculations. /ʒ/ / ʃ/ / ʃ/ / ʃ/ / ʃ/ / ʃ/ /ʧ/ /ʒ/ /ʤ/Sentence 1 1 4 0 2Sentence 2 1 0 2 1Sentence 3 1 2 0 2Sentence 4 2 1 0 2Sentence 5 4 0 1 0IV. Tom: Joe, I’m going on a vacation to Egypt. What should I prepare for it? Joe: I suggest you should buy some clothes first because the weather there is very changeable during this time of the year. Tom: Really? Well, so, I’ll buy a jacket, a shirt, a T-shirt, a pair of trousers, and a pair of running shoes. Joe: So many kinds! Tom: Yes, so that I will feel at ease at any kind of weather. Joe: You should bring some food as well. I suggest cheese sandwich, chocolate chip cookies, and canned fish. Tom : That’s a good idea. Thanks a lot. 10