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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Pronunciation Improvement for ESL Speakers
Course: ESL051

First Term: 2013 Fall
Lecture   3.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

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

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Recite English words demonstrating front, central, and back pronunciation of vowels. (I)
2. Recite English words using consonant sounds, including stops, fricatives, affricates, nasals, liquid sounds, and glides. (II)
3. Identify correct sounds and words from minimal pairs and consonant clusters. (III)
4. Recite grammatical endings, including s, es, and ed. (IV)
5. Speak and read aloud words based on standard English stress patterns. (V)
6. Speak or read aloud phrases and sentences using standard English intonation (stress) patterns. (VI)
7. Identify statements and questions based on standard English intonation patterns. (VI)
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 vowel sounds
   A. Front vowels
   B. Central vowels
   C. Back vowels
II. 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)
III. Contrasting sounds
   A. Minimal pairs
   B. Consonant clusters
IV. Grammatical endings
   A. s endings
   B. ed endings
V. Intonation patterns
   A. Word stress
   B. Relaxed pronunciation patterns
VI. Sentence patterns
   A. Falling intonation in statements
   B. Falling intonation in questions
   C. Rising intonation in questions
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 6/28/2005

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