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Pronunciation Improvement for ESL Speakers: Consonants
Course: ESL051AB

First Term: 2013 Spring
Lec + Lab   1.0 Credit(s)   1.0 Period(s)   0 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: Z - Zero Load

Description: Individualized pronunciation practice and drills in English consonant sounds for English as a second language (ESL) speakers.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Recite English words using consonant sounds, including stops, fricatives, affricates, nasals, liquid sounds, and glides. (I)
2. Identify correct sounds and words from minimal pairs of consonants and consonant clusters. (II)
3. Recite grammatical endings, including "s," "es," and "ed." (III)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. English consonant sounds.
   A. Stops (p, b, t, d, k, g).
   B. Fricatives (f, v, th, s, z, sh, h).
   C. Affricates (ch, j).
   D. Nasals (m, n).
   E. Liquid sounds (l, r).
   F. Glides (y, w).
II. Contrasting sounds.
   A. Minimal pairs of consonant sounds.
   B. Contrasting consonants in context.
   C. Consonant clusters.
III. Grammatical endings.
   A. "s" endings.
   B. "es" endings.
   C. "ed" endings.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: November 27, 2012

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