Exploring Grammar and Pronunciation: From Theory to Practice

Module code: ED7802

This module will enhance your understanding of the grammatical and phonological structure of English and explore how this can be applied to your own language teaching and learning experiences. You will analyse learner language in relation to grammar and pronunciation and consider pedagogic needs and approaches in the light of current theories and research.

Topics covered

  • The Sentence; its parts and their functions 
  • Noun Phrases and Prepositional Phrases
  • Adjective and Adverb Phrases; Adverbials  
  • Verb Groups, Verb Phrases
  • Tense, Aspect, Modality
  • Complex Sentence Structures
  • Phonetics and phonology and their application to pronunciation teaching
  • Speech production and the consonants of English
  • English vowels
  • Phonemes in context
  • Syllables and word stress
  • Features of connected speech
  • Prominence and intonation
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