UCJANGBP21 English Pronunciation

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Gabriela Entlová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Pavel Kolář, CSc.
Institute of Foreign Languages – Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Timetable of Seminar Groups
UCJANGBP21/A: Mon 11:25–13:00 M13, G. Entlová
UCJANGBP21/B: Mon 13:05–14:40 M13, G. Entlová
UCJANGBP21/C: Mon 14:45–16:20 M13, G. Entlová
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to gain correct pronounciation of English sounds. The course is designed so that the student can practice the theoretical knowledge gained in the course of English Phonetics. Emphasis will be placed on practical phonetics and corrective measures in case of incorrect pronunciation of English sounds, on binding, verbal and sentence emphasis, as well as on the practice of fluent spoken English.
Learning outcomes
The student will learn the correct pronunciation of English sounds
  • 1. English words commonly mispronounced by Czech speakers of English – identification, correction, practice.
  • 2. Identification of the articulators, practising English short vowels, their pronunciation and transcription.
  • 3. English long vowels, diphthongs and triphthongs, their pronunciation and transcription.
  • 4. English plosives.
  • 5. Problematic areas of pronunciation, the list of English problematic words for Czech speakers of English.
  • 6. Fricatives and affricates, their pronunciation and transcription, concentrating on problematic dental fricatives.
  • 7. Practising nasals, laterals and approximants, their pronunciation and transcription.
  • 8. Syllable identification, weak vowel ‘schwa’, pronunciation and transcription of strong and weak syllables.
  • 9. Stress in simple and complex words, practising differences in word stress in word-class pairs.
  • 10. Weak forms in words, phrases and sentences.
  • 11. Aspects of connected speech, listening to a speech and a song, singing along, lip-syncing.
  • 12. Revision and transcription of commonly mispronounced words, revision of pronunciation and transcription of English vowels and consonants. Dialogues and monologues – practising intonation in different situations.
  • 13. Weak forms, connected speech and intonation.
    required literature
  • Roach, P. English Phonetics and Phonology. info
    recommended literature
  • J.C.Wells. Accents of English. info
  • Wells, J., Harlow C. Longman Pronunciation Dictionary. Longman, 2000. info
    not specified
  • ROACH, Peter. English phonetics and phonology: a practical course. 4th ed. New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-88882-0. 2009. info
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The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Winter 2022.
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