INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature
2016-2017

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 120 Listening and Pronunciation II Undergraduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 6 2 + 2 134 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Amna Brdarević-Čeljo, Assist. Prof. Dr. Assistant professor Amna Brdarević-Čeljo Amna Brdarević-Čeljo, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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Listening and pronunciation II course explores speech sounds as physical entities (phonetics) and as linguistics units (phonology). When covering phonetics, the instructor mainly focuses on articulatory phonetics, i.e. sounds’ production, with special emphasis on the standard pronunciation varieties of British (Received Pronunciation RP) and American English (General American Pronunciation, GenAm). When covering phonology, the instructor analyzes phonemes and their possible combinations.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
Upon completion of this course, students:
• will have gained the basic knowledge of English Phonetics and Phonology;
• will have been able to read, process and use phonetic alphabet and transcribe English speech by using the IPA;
• will have improved their listening comprehension to a significant extent.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Course and syllabus Introduction; A short overview of phonetics, phonology, phonemes, accents and dialects;
  2. The Production of Speech Sounds: Short and Long vowels;
  3. The Production of Speech Sounds: Diphthongs and triphthongs
  4. Voicing and consonants
  5. Phonemes and symbols
  6. Fricatives and affricates, nasals and other consonants
  7. The syllable; Mid-term exam preparation
  8. Mid-term exam
  9. Strong and weak syllables; Stress in simple words;
  10. Complex word stress
  11. Weak forms;
  12. Aspects of connected speech;
  13. Intonation
  14. Varieties of English pronunciation I
  15. Cumulative: covers all course content

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Interactive Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Excersises
    • Presentation
    • Discussions and group work
    • Student debates
    • Problem solving
    • Assignments
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Total: 0
    Learning outcomes
      TEXTBOOK(S)
      • • Peter Roach (2009). English Phonetics and Phonology. 4th edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

      ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
      Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
      Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
      Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14228
      Midterm Examination (1 week)111
      Final Examination(1 week)122
      Preparation for Midterm Examination11515
      Preparation for Final Examination21530
      Assignment / Homework/ Project12020
      Seminar / Presentation11010
      Total Workload: 134
      ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5