発音とリズムのコミュニケーション技術【260014】


Basic course information

Course type 博士後期課程授業 Credits
Elective/Compulsory 選択 Course format 講義
Course start 春学期7月 Room L12会議室(7月4日と10日はD105室)

Course outline

Supervising lecturer Paul McAleese
Lecturer Paul McAleese
Course objectives The overall objectives of this course are to improve delivery of spoken English in both conversation and presentation contexts. The course addresses speech quality at both word (segmental) and sentence (supra-segmental) levels. Word level aspects include effective pronunciation of specific sounds (phonemes) and syllable stress. Sentence level aspects include areas such as rhythm, intonation, sentence-level stress, speed, and pausing. This course will also introduce commonly-used bio-related vocabulary that is typically challenging for students to articulate.
Course methodology Active student participation will be expected in a range of pair-work and small group activities. During the course students will also be expected to rehearse, and record mini-presentations. There is also a self-study(homework) component to this course with students being expected to complete at least 1hour/lesson outside class.

Course plan

Comments Number Topic Content
1 Introductions Course overview, warm-up speaking task, key terminology & review of IPA phonemes
2 Phonemes and word stress Challenging phonemes, practice speaking task #1, word stress 
3 Thought groups I  Thought group creation and timing
4 Thought groups II Thought groups II- sentence stress and focus words
Speech timing, redo speaking task #1
5 Phonemes II and intonation I More challenging phonemes
Intonation I - end of statements and questions
6 Intonation II Intonation at end of non-final thought groups. Practice speaking task #2
7 Review and final test Review and final test
8 Linking in speech and review presentations Linking within thought groups. Final group presentation review activity.

Textbook/Reference book

Textbook None required
Reference book

Other information

Eligibility for this course This is a compulsary course for International Course students It can be taken as an optional course by Frontier and Doctor Course students.
Consultation times Thursdays 3:10-5pm C102 (or make an appointment by email).
Grades/Evaluation The grade for this course will be based on 2x mini-presentations (30%), participation in class activities (30%), and daily vocabulary/pronunciation quizzes (20%), and a final test (20%).
Related courses
Important information Students are required to attend at least 5 (of the 8) classes to be eligible for course credit.