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    Erie Community College
  Jan 16, 2018
Fall 2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EN 147 - Accent Reduction for ESL

Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to help English language learners of all levels to improve foreign or regional accents where pronunciation and intonation interfere with communication. Specifically, the course will provide instruction and intensive practice in the processes of pronunciation, articulation, projection, expressionism, speech rate and vocal quality. Modification of non-native accents is a central concern. Of equal importance is the development of self-confidence in speaking.

Course Outcomes
At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate awareness of individual pronunciation errors through an analysis of an audio recording;
  • recognize pronunciation errors through listening discrimination activities;
  • demonstrate strategies to reduce pronunciation errors though audio recording;
  • develop native-like stress and intonation; and
  • improve articulation and vocal quality.

F/S (C, N)