INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature
2017-2018

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 120 Listening and Pronounciation II Undergraduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 6 2 + 2 151 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;
  2. Varieties of English, English as an International Language;
  3. 1. The Production of Speech Sounds: long vowels, diphthongs and triphthongs; 2. Finding out about pronunciation, pronunciation in fast and slow speech;
  4. 1. Voicing and consonants, plosives; 2. Consonant clusters
  5. Fricatives and affricates; Nasals and other consonants
  6. 1. The syllable; Strong and weak syllables 2. Stress in words and phrases (10-15)
  7. Stress in words and phrases (15-20)
  8. Mid-term exam
  9. Weak forms – stressed and unstressed syllables and foreign words
  10. Non-working day
  11. Aspects of connected speech Features of fluent speech
  12. Organizing information in conversation
  13. Intonation in telling, asking, and answering and in managing conversation
  14. Pronunciation in formal settings
  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 (%)
    Homework10
    Midterm Exam(s)30
    Term Paper10
    Final Exam150
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
      TEXTBOOK(S)
      • Martin Hewings (2007) English Pronunciation in Use: Advanced. Cambridge University Press
      • 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)122
      Final Examination(1 week)122
      Preparation for Midterm Examination11515
      Preparation for Final Examination21530
      Assignment / Homework/ Project22346
      Seminar / Presentation 0
      Total Workload: 151
      ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 6