Methods, Techniques and the Use of Technology in Second/Foreign Language Pronunciation Teaching

Course Information
TitleΜέθοδοι, Τεχνικές και η Χρήση Τεχνολογίας στη Διδασκαλία της Προφοράς στη Δεύτερη/Ξένη Γλώσσα / Methods, Techniques and the Use of Technology in Second/Foreign Language Pronunciation Teaching
CodeΕΔΞΓ 532
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600004036


Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Ekmáthīsī kai Didaskalía Xénīs GlṓssasElective CoursesWinter/Spring-7.5

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
•Knowledge of key concepts of theories of L2 phonological acquisition •An understanding of major parameters underlying the acquisition of pronunciation skills •Knowledge of key concepts regarding the methodology of teaching pronunciation to EFL learners •Ability to design a pronunciation syllabus for the teaching of pronunciation after critical evaluation of relevant factors affecting its design •Ability to design materials for the teaching of pronunciation within a communicative framework •The ability to compare and contrast aspects of the English and Greek phonetic/phonological systems and identify areas of potential difficulty in the pronunciation of English by Greek learners •Κnowledge of the use of technology for the teaching of pronunciation
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course offers theoretical background on the acquisition of L2 phonology. It reviews empirical studies aiming to examine and evaluate the influence of several variables οn the acquisition of the pronunciation of the target language. The course proceeds by providing necessary background for the design of a pronunciation syllabus and presents different proposals for the teaching of pronunciation within the communicative language teaching framework. The course places emphasis on the use of techniques and materials for the teaching of pronunciation as well as the use of technology for additional practice and improvement in pronunciation. Finally, the course offers examples of activities the teacher can use for the teaching of key segmental and suprasegmental features of the second/foreign language.
L2 Phonology, pronunciation teaching, syllabus design, technology
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Written assigments128.24.7
Student Assessment
Final exam: (60%) Project: teaching materials design (40%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Avery, P. & Ehrlich, S. (1992) Teaching American English Pronunciation. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Bohn, O. S. & Murno, M. J. (eds) (2007) Language Experience in Second Language Speech Learning: In Honour of James Emil Flege. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. Bowen, T. & Marks, J. (1992) The Pronunciation Book: Student-centred Activities for Pronunciation Work. Burnt Mill, Harlow: Longman. Brazil, D. (1997) The Communicative Value of Intonation in English. CUP. Brazil, D., Coulthard, M & Johns, C. (1980) Discourse Intonation and Language Teaching. Longman. Brown, A. (ed) (1992) Approaches to Pronunciation Teaching. MEP/British Council. Brown, A. (ed.) Teaching English Pronunciation: A book of Readings. Routledge. Brown, G. (1990) Listening to spoken English (2nd edn). London: Longman. Carr, P. (1999) English Phonetics and Phonology. An introduction. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers. Celce-Murcia, M., Brinton, D. M. & Goodwin, J. M. (1996) Teaching Pronunciation. A Reference for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. CUP. Fitzpatrick, F. (1995) A Teacher’s Guide to Practical Pronunciation. Phoenix ELT. Fraser, H. (2001) Teaching Pronunciation: A Handbook for Teachers and Trainers. Sydney: TAFE Access Division. García-Mayo, M.P & García-Lecumberri, M. L. (eds.) (2003) Age and the Acquisition of English as a Foreign Language. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. Gimson, A. C. (1994) [1970] An introduction to the pronunciation of English (revised by A. Cruttenden). London: Edward Arnold. Hooke, R. & Rowell, J. (1982) A Handbook of English Pronunciation. London: Edware Arnold. Ioup, G. & Weinberger, S. H. (eds) (1987) Interlanguage Phonology: The acquisition of a Second Language Sound System. New York: Newbury House. Jenkins, J. (2000) The Phonology of English as an International Language. Oxford: Oxford University press. Jones, D. (2003) English Pronouncing Dictionary. Edited by Roach, P., Hartman, J. & Setter, J. Cambridge University Press. Kelly, G. (2000) How to Teach Pronunciation. Longman. Kelly, G. (2000) How to Teach Pronunciation. Longman. Kenworthy, J. (1987) Teaching English Pronunciation. London: Longman. Kenworthy, J. (2000) The Pronunciation of English: A Workbook. London: Arnold. Kreidler, C. W. (1989) The pronunciation of English. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers. Ladefoged, P. (1993) A course in Phonetics (3rd edn). Harcourt Brace College Publishers. Leather, J. (ed) (1999) Phonological issues in language learning. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers. Morley, J. (ed) (1987) Current Perspectives on Pronunciation.: Practices Anchored in Theory. Alexandria, VA: TESOL. Morley, J. (ed) (1994) Pronunciation Pedagogy and Theory: New Views, New Dimensions. Alexandria, VA: TESOL. Munro Mackenzie, M. D. (1967) Modern English Pronunciation Practice. London: Longman. O’Connor, J. (1967) Better English Pronunciation. (2nd ed. 1981). CUP. O’Connor, J. D. & Arnold, G. F. (1973) Intonation of Colloquial English (2nd edn). London: Longman. Pennington, M. C. (1996) Phonology in English Language Teaching. London: Longman. Prator, C. H. & Robinett, B. J. (1985) A Manual of American English Pronunciation (4th ed). New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston. Roach, P. (1991) English Phonetics and Phonology: a practical course (2nd edn). Cambridge University Press. Wells, J. (2000) Longman Pronounciation Dictionary. London: Longman. Wells, J. C. (1982) Accents of English. 3 vols. Cambridge University Press. Yavas, M. (2006) Applied English Phonology. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers. ELT books on pronunciation Baker, A. (2006) Ship or Sheep? Cambridge:CUP Baker, A. (2006) Tree or Three? Cambridge:CUP Baker, A. & Goldstein, S. (1990) Pronunciation Pairs: an introductory course for students of English. Cambridge:CUP. Bowler, B. Cunningham, S. & Parminter, S. (1991) Headway Pronunciation. Oxford:Oxford University Press. Bradford, B. (1988) Intonation in Context. Cambridge:CUP Brazil, D. (1997) Pronunciation for Advanced Learners of English. Cambridge:CUP. Dale, P. & Pans, L. (1994) English Pronunciation for International Students. Prentice Hall Regents. Gilbert, J. B. (1993) Clear Speech. (2nd ed). Cambridge:CUP. Hancock, M. (1996) Pronunciation Games. Cambridge:CUP. Hancock, M. (2003) English Pronunciation in Use. Cambridge: CUP. Haycraft, B. And Lee, W. (1982) It depends how you say it. Pergamon Press. Hewings, M. (1993) Pronunciation Tasks: a Course for Pre-Intermediate learners. Cambridge:CUP. Hewings, M. (2007)English Pronunciation in Use. Advanced. Cambridge: CUP. Hewings, M. & Goldstein, S. (1998) Pronunciation Plus. Practice through Interaction. Cambridge:CUP. Marks, J. (2007) English Pronunciation in Use. Elementary. Cambridge: CUP. Marks, J. & Bowen, T. (1993) The pronunciation Book. Longman. Mortimer, C. (1985) Elements of Pronunciation. Cambridge:CUP O’Connor, J. D. & Fletcher, C. (1989) Sounds English. Longman. Rogerson, P. & Gilbert, J. B. (1990) Speaking Clearly. Cambridge:CUP. Taylor, L. (1993) Pronunciation in Practice. Prentice Hall International Tench, P. (1981) Pronunciation Skills. Macmillan. Trim, J. (1995) English Pronunciation Illustrated. Cambridge:CUP. Wendon, L. (1984) The Pictogram System. Pictogram. Spelling and Pronunciation Carney, E. (1997) English Spelling. Routledge. Huxford, L. (1994) Spelling: Key stage 1-2. Stanley Thornes. Laycock, L. & Washtell, A. (1996) Spelling and Phonics: Key stage 1. Scholastic Shemesh, R. & Waller, S. (2000) Teaching English Spelling: A practical Guide. Cambridge University Press. Washtell, A. & Laycock, L. (1996) Spelling and Phonics: Key stage 2. Scholastic.
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